There are only two locations where boating is allowed in Arvada. Per City ordinance (see below) boating is NOT allowed in other lakes, streams, or ponds.
If your boat has been in the Green Mountain Reservoir, you MUST have your boat decontaminated and inspected before you can launch into any other body of water. State-certified inspection is mandatory. For more information on boat inspections, please visit the Boat Inspection guide from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. To find a list of state-certified inspection and decontamination locations, download the 2017 State Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Stations from the State of Colorado.
- Arvada Blunn Reservoir - Small fishing boats with electric motors are allowed. Daily and annual passes are available. The Reservoir is located neat W 64th Parkway and Highway 93.
- Get driving directions to the Arvada Blunn Reservoir on Google Maps.
- Lake Arbor - Only non-motorized boats are permitted at Lake Arbor. Lake Arbor is located neat W 80th Ave and Lamar Street, south of Pomona Drive.
- Get driving directions to Lake Arbor on Google Maps.
Where Can I Paddle Board?
Paddle boarding is only permitted at Lake Arbor.
Sec. 66-28. - Lakes, ponds and streams. In any lake, stream or pond in any public park within the city, no person shall swim, wade, boat, raft or ice skate unless signs are posted expressly permitting such activity. (Code 1960, § 17-30; Code 1981, § 22-9)
If you have questions about boating in Arvada, please contact Parks Maintenance at 720-898-7410.