Thanks to great snow, Colorado has many great lakes, lots of which allow boating. Some locations like the Dillon Reservoir have rental boats. If you’re looking for more adrenaline filled floats, then go tubing or whitewater rafting. Read our boating blog.
Where to Boat in Colorado
Most of the boatable lakes are owned by city, state or federal governments. Please explore these sections for boat-friendly lakes.
Guide to Boating in Colorado
Whether you own a boat or not, sailing on Colorado’s pristine waters is easy to do. From the Colorado’s eastern plains to the highest alpine lakes, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the Centennial State.
The primary boating season occurs between May and October while the warm weather makes for perfect conditions. Boating can be found year round in places like Navajo Lake, which runs south into New Mexico for the majority of the lake.
Boats can be rented at most major lakes and marinas. Daily and multi-day rentals are available in everything from wakeless canoes and row boats, to pontoon and high powered speed boats.
Learn more about boating regulations from the Colorado State and Wildlife.
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