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Boat Usage on Lakes in Arvada

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.

Boating Locations

  • 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.
  • 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.

Where Can I Paddle Board?

Paddle boarding is only permitted at Lake Arbor. 

The Law

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) 

Questions

If you have questions about boating in Arvada, please  contact Parks Maintenance at 720-898-7410.