Sweitzer Lake offers convenient water recreation for those on the Western Slope. Located only minutes from downtown Delta, the park boasts exciting fishing and boating.
The lake is 137-acres and the park is 210 acres. There’s a nice swim beach and lots of lakeside picnic tables. You can drive around roughly 70% of the lake.
A foot trail connects the two roads. All the roads near the entrance and main rec areas are paved, but further around the lake it becomes gravel/dirt.
Biking: Permitted on gravel and dirt roads.
Boating: Power boating, sailing, jet skiing, water skiing and canoeing are popular. Boat ramp is located at the west end of lake near the dam.
Camping: No, day-use only. Check out nearby Crawford State Park.
Fishing: Bluegill, carp, catfish and green sunfish are common. Fishing is cash and release only.
Hiking: 1.5 miles loop trail around lake on dirt/gravel roads.
Horseback Riding: Permitted except in designated picnic areas and swim beach.
Hunting: Shotgun hunting is allowed within park’s boundaries. Waterfowl hunting is permitted on weekends, Wednesdays and legal holidays.
Jet Skiing: Allowed, recommended in southwest corner of lake.
Swimming: Permitted in swim area only; Scuba diving also popular. No lifeguard on duty.
Volleyball: Permitted in open areas, must bring own net and ball.
Water Skiing: Counter-clockwise direction only around the Ski buoys in center of lake.
Winter Recreation: Ice is generally unsafe. Cross Country Skiing is allowed when conditions permit.
Address: 1735 E Rd, Delta
Season: Year round
Hours: Park open 8am-10pm
Pets: Yes, on leash
Fees: $7/day, $70/year (vehicle)