BOATING & PADDLE BOARDING
Summer at Evergreen Lake!
Please call the Hotline first at 720-880-1391, as fluctuating weather can affect opening/closing times.
Help keep the lake and park beautiful. Please don’t litter and pick up after your pets. Pets must be kept on leash. No charcoal grills are allowed in the park. Parking is limited at Evergreen Lake.
- Lake Rules
- Rental Rates
- Private Boats
- Night Boating / Paddleboarding
- Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)
Summer Daily Schedule - 2020
Beginning, Saturday May 23rd Evergreen Lake is open to watercraft rentals seven days a week through Sunday, August 16. It goes back to weekends only, Saturday, August 22 through to Sunday, September 7. This is always weather permitting. Wednesday nights during the Concert Series, last boats go out at 2 PM and boating closes at 3 PM Please note that all hours are weather permitting.
Summer Paddleboard & Boat Rental Hours - 2020
|Days||Watercraft Rentals||Last Craft Out|
|Monday through Sunday||8 AM to 7 PM||6 PM|
Holiday Paddleboard & Boat Rental Hours - 2020
We maintain normal operating hours on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.
In coordination with EMD and CCD, access to Evergreen Lake may be closed to private and rental boats at its discretion. All boating is prohibited during certain events including the EPRD Summer Concert Series, Evergreen Rodeo Parade and Evergreen Town Race.
Evergreen Lake rules are as follows:
- Rentals are first come, first served.
- All boaters and paddle boarders must wear a life jacket at all times. No exceptions.
- Any children under age 13 must have an adult (18 years and older) in the watercraft with them.
- Youth Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental rules are as follows:
- Youth 13 years and up can rent boards on their own.
- Youth 10 to 12 years old must have a parent/guardian-signed waiver and can go out on their own board with parents’ permission.
- Youth 9 years and younger must ride with an adult on the same board.
- Launch vessels from our private boat check-in only.
- Do not beach vessels on any of our shoreline or nature preserve.
- No alcohol on boats, rental or private.
- No swimming in the lake, including all pets.
- Leash laws extend to animals on all vessels/water craft, as well. Must have a leash on at all times on land and on vessels.
- Everyone must read/follow rules posted at the Boat House.
- Lake House staff reserves the right to ask any patron who is not following lake rules to leave.
- Private boats should be no longer than 15 feet in length.
- Inflatable crafts must be 3 chambers or more to be on the lake.
- Drones are not allowed on Evergreen Park & Recreation District property.
- During any weather delay due to lightning, there will be at least a 30-minute waiting period before lake activities can be resumed.
|Type of Boat||Capacity|
|Canoe||Up to 3|
|Paddle Boat||Up to 4 (2 adults and 2 small children)|
|Double Paddle Boat||Up to 4 Adults|
|Trike||Up to 2|
Boat Rental Fees
|Type of Boat||Time Period||Fee|
|Kayak (1 Person)||Per Hour||$17|
|Kayak (2 Person)||Per Hour||$22|
|Paddle Boat||Per Hour||$17|
|Double Paddle Boat||Per Hour||$22|
|Private Boat (Per Day)||Per Day||$8|
|Private Boat Park Pass||All Season||$65|
|Stand-Up Paddleboard||Per Hour||$20|
Lifejackets/PFDs are included with watercraft rental fees. For private boaters, PFDs are available for rent for $5, weekdays only, based on a first come, first served availability.
Tentatively May 1 through October 1, 2020 8 AM - 7 PM
Beginning Friday, May 1 (tentative), Evergreen Lake is open to private watercraft usage through Thursday, October 1. Private boats require a park pass or day pass prior to launching. Private boaters will be charged a daily fee of $8 or have the option of purchasing a season Park Pass for $65. These fees help to ensure boaters are taking proper safety measures before launching.
Private boaters are required to check in with boat rental staff.
Rules to keep in mind when launching your boat include:
- All boats must stay within boundaries set by lake staff and abide by all lake rules.
- Trailered boats are no longer allowed to launch in the lake due to heightened concerns with contaminations affecting the water supply.
- Gas-powered engines are not allowed; only electric trolling motors.
- Other private watercraft not allowed are sailboats, pool inflatables (tubes, loungers, rafts, etc.), complex boats (pedal boats, closed hull, etc.) and PWCs.
- Launch vessels from our private boat check-in only.
- Life jackets are required for each person in the boat and/or paddle board and must be on and buckled at all times. Please bring your own life jacket as life jackets are given first priority to customers renting equipment from EPRD. If available, life jackets may be rented on weekdays only for $5 per use.
- All private boats must launch and check in at private boat check to pay and receive a wristband.
Check back during the summer to see if we will provide any night boating on specific dates.
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) U
Evergreen Lake is the main water supply for our area residents. Therefore, outdoor activities for public or recreational use on Evergreen Lake are subject to closure by Evergreen Metropolitan District (EMD) if the water quality/supply is at risk or if preventative measures are needed to mitigate the risk of potential contamination from Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS). ANS are aquatic plants and animals that invade lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams and can have devastating environmental impacts on water. Recreational vessels have the potential to be a significant source of the spread of ANS in Colorado.
For more information on ANS, please visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife.