Situated next to the foothills in Littleton, Chatfield State Park is a water-sports haven for the Denver metro. Chatfield Reservoir is larger than nearby Cherry Creek Lake and is open to all types of boating.
Biking/Hiking: There are 26 miles of trails, 12 of which are paved.
Boating: 1500-acre reservoir; Open to power boats, water skiing, sailing, jet skiing. There are 2 boat ramps.
Camping: Yes, open year round, 197 sites. All sites have electrical hookups, and many also have full hook-up There are 10 group camp areas, which can by reserved by calling park.
Fishing: Aside from bass and trout, bluegill, carp, channel catfish, crappie, sunfish, walleye and yellow perch are common.
Horseback Riding: About 24 miles of trails are open to horseback riding. Chatfield Stables offers horseback riding at the park. chatfieldstables.com
Hot Air Ballooning: Licensed balloon pilots can launch from Chatifled.
Model Airplane Flying: Chatfield has a model runway with paved runways and frequency posts located south of the campgrounds.
Off-Leash Dog Area: The park has an off-leash dog park of more than 100 acres for an extra $2/day or $20/year.
Picnicking: Numerous picnic sites exists, all with tables and grills. Sites available first-come, first-serve. Group sites may be reserved.
Swimming: Swim beach is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, from sunrise to sunset.
Volleyball: Courts and horseshoe pits are located at the campground, at the group picnic areas and at the swim beach.
Winter Recreation: Camping, ice fishing and snowshoeing are popular.
Address: 11500 North Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton
Season: Year round
Hours: 5am-10pm, unless camping
Fee: $8/daily, $70/annual (vehicle)
Pets: Yes, on-leash