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Our Fabulous Evergreen Lake

Peg Schroeder

I grew up in Colorado skiing, hiking, running and being heavily involved with children in Jefferson County while my kids were in school...

I grew up in Colorado skiing, hiking, running and being heavily involved with children in Jefferson County while my kids were in school...

May 31 8 minutes read

Evergreen Lake will be available for private and public boating on a weekend-only schedule thru Sun, May 29. Beginning Mon, May 30, Evergreen Lake will be open 7 days a week (8 AM-7 PM*) thru Mon, Sep 5. After Labor Day, we will return to weekends-only thru Sun, Oct 2.

*see schedule tab below for any changes due to special events and holidays.

Help keep the lake and park beautiful. Please don’t litter and pick up after your pets. Pets must be kept on leash. We are currently under a fire ban, so no charcoal or gas grills are allowed in the park. Parking is limited at Evergreen Lake. 

Summer Daily Schedule - May thru Oct 2022

Private and Public Boating 

  • Please note that watercraft rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis. 
  • Private boating is available seven days a week, May 30 thru Sep 5, during operational hours (typically 8 AM-7 PM).
  • Parking can be limited at Evergreen Lake, especially on weekends, please plan accordingly.
  • Public rental boating schedules are posted below.
  • All boating at Evergreen Lake (Private and Public Rental) is subject to weather closure.
  • Please call the Weather Hotline for daily updates before heading to Evergreen Lake: 720.880.1391
  • In case of inclement weather and lake closure, clients will receive a 1-hr boating/SUP voucher in lieu of a rental refund.

2022 Weekly Private Boating and Public Rental Schedule -
Mon, May 30 thru Mon, Sep 5

Days                   Watercraft Rentals        Last Boat Out

7 Days a Week*
      8 AM to 7 PM
                  6 PM

*Excepting Summer Concert Series dates listed below.

2022 Weekends-Only Private Boating and Public Rental Schedule -
Sat, May 7 thru Sun, May 29 and Sat, Sep 10 thru Sun, Oct 2*

Days                 Watercraft Rentals       Last Boat Out

Sat and Sun      8 AM to 7 PM         6 PM

2022 Holiday & Summer Concert Private Boating and Public Rental Schedule

Days                                      Watercraft Rentals    Last Boat Out

May 31, Holiday8 AM to 7 PM6 PM
Jun 22, Summer Concert8 AM to 1 PM12 PM
Jul 4, Holiday8 AM to 7 PM6 PM
Jul 20, Summer Concert8 AM to 1 PM12 PM
Aug 10, Summer Concert8 AM to 1 PM12 PM
Sep 5, Holiday8 AM to 7 PM6 PM

In coordination with EMD (Evergreen Metro District) and CCD (City and County of Denver), access to Evergreen Lake may be closed to private boating and rental boats at its discretion.  All boating is prohibited during certain events including the EPRD Summer Concert Series, Evergreen Rodeo Parade and Evergreen Town Race. 

Private boaters are required to check in at the boat rental kiosk at time of your arrival. Hours of operation are 8 AM to 7 PM, Mon-Sun.

Private Boating is Open 7 Days a Week, May 7* thru Oct 2, 2022

  • Private boats require a day pass or seasonal pass prior to launching. 
  • Daily pass fee: $10/day Mon-Fri
  • Weekend daily pass fee: $15/day Sat and Sun 
  • 2022 Boating Season Pass fee: $75 
    • Good for all days of the week during operational hours May 7 thru Oct 2, 2022, except when Evergreen Lake is closed due to inclement weather or special events
  • 2022 boating season dates are not guaranteed and there are no refunds for any reason
  • This pass expires on Oct 2, 2022
  • Purchase of seasonal boating pass does not guarantee access to the water: 
    • Must pass ANS boat inspection
    • Must have a life jacket at all times
    • Arrive and depart within operational boating hours (typically 8 AM-7 PM)
    • Entrance is subject to capacity limits 

Rules to keep in mind when launching your boat include:

  • All boats must stay within boundaries set by lake staff and abide by all lake rules.
  • Trailered boats are no longer allowed to launch in the lake due to heightened concerns with ANS contaminations affecting the water supply.
  • Gas-powered engines are not allowed; only electric trolling motors.
  • Other private watercraft not allowed are sailboats, pool inflatables (tubes, loungers, rafts, etc.), complex boats (pedal boats, closed hull, etc.) and PWCs.
  • Launch vessels from our private boat check-in area only (near Evergreen Lake Parking lot).
  • Life jackets are required for each person in the boat and/or paddle board and must be on and buckled at all times. Please bring your own life jacket as life jackets are not available for rental at this time. 
  • All private boats must launch and check in at private boat check to have an ANS (Aquatic Nuisance Species) inspection, pay and receive a wristband.
  • No refunds.

Evergreen Lake rules are as follows:

  • Rentals are first come, first served.
  • All boaters and paddle boarders must wear a life jacket at all times. No exceptions.
  • Any children under age 13 must have an adult (18 years and older) in the watercraft with them.
  • Youth Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental rules are as follows:
    • Youth 13 years and up can rent boards on their own.
    • Youth 10 to 12 years old must have a parent/guardian-signed waiver and can go out on their own board with parents’ permission.
    • Youth 9 years and younger must ride with an adult on the same board.
  • Launch vessels from our private boat check-in only.
  • Do not beach vessels on any of our shoreline or nature preserve.
  • No alcohol on boats, rental or private.
  • No swimming in the lake, including all pets.
  • Leash laws extend to animals on all vessels/water craft, as well. Must have a leash on at all times on land and on vessels.
  • Everyone must read/follow rules posted at the Boat House.
  • Lake House staff reserves the right to ask any patron who is not following lake rules to leave.
  • Private boats should be no longer than 15 feet in length.
  • Inflatable crafts must be 3 chambers or more to be on the lake.
  • Drones are not allowed on Evergreen Park & Recreation District property.
  • During any weather delay due to lightning, there will be at least a 30-minute waiting period before lake activities can be resumed

Please see the Schedule/Hours Tab for boat rental seasonal dates. Rental boats are available on a first come, first serve basis.  

Boat Capacities

CanoeUp to 3 Adults
KayakUp to 2 Adults
Pedal Boat (2 Person)Up to 2 Adults
Pedal Boat (4 Person)Up to 4 Adults
SUPUp to 2 (1 adult and 1 child)
SUP 4Up to 4 Adults

Boat Rental Fees

CanoePer Hour$25
Kayak (up to 2 People)Per Hour$25
Pedal Boat (2 Person)Per Hour$25
Pedal Boat (4 Person)Per Hour$45
Private Boat (Per Day)Per Day$10 M-F/ $15 Sat and Sun
Private Boat Season PassAll Season$75
Stand-Up Paddleboard (1-2 person)Per Hour$25
Stand-Up Paddleboard (4 Person)Per Hour$45

Lifejackets/PFDs are included with watercraft rental fees. For private boaters, you must bring your own PFD.

Night Boating

  • Evening boating at Evergreen Lake until 8 PM! 
  • Regular fee rates apply
  • Weather permitting
  • Limited dates available
    • Jun 30
    • Jul 14
    • Jul 28

~Evergreen Park & Rec

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