Lake Use Policy

Permitted Recreational Use of the Lake.  The District has been informed that a satisfactory water quality baseline standard has been established in the Lakes.  Based on this information, the District has determined to permit certain recreational uses of the Lake.  Uses of the Lake not specifically permitted herein are prohibited.  Any User wishing to use the Lake must complete and file an Individual and Parent/Legal Guardian Waiver of Liability and Release Form with the District’s Manager prior to use of the Lakes.

Use of Non-motorized Watercraft

Personal Non-motorized Watercraft. No personal watercraft shall be permitted on the surface of any Lake without first obtaining a Registration Sticker. Users may obtain a Registration Sticker from the District Manager. Users must have a signed Individual and Parent/Legal Guardian Waiver of Liability and Release Form on file with the District Manager in order to obtain a Registration Sticker. The Registration Sticker must be affixed on the starboard side above the waterline on each registered watercraft. Those using a personal watercraft on a Lake without a Registration Sticker may be asked to leave by a District Representative and may be subject to a penalty. Use of personal watercraft on the West Lake is prohibited.

Registration Fees:

Resident: $10, per watercraft per year

Non-Resident: $50, per watercraft per year

Personal Watercraft Launch Location. Registered Watercraft shall be launched only from beside the Dock. Motorized vehicles and trailers must remain in authorized areas. Users may not beach watercraft, other than paddleboards, anywhere other than at the Dock area.

Paddle Board & Kayak Rentals. The District has contracted with a third party vendor (the “Lake Rental Vendor”) to provide rental kayaks and stand-up paddle boards for recreational use on the Lake. 

Fishing & Dock Use

Fishing. A Colorado Fishing License is required to fish at the Lakes.
Fishing is permitted from Registered Watercraft and at designated fishing areas at the Lakes. Fishing at other locations is prohibited. All Users must abide by the District’s posted restrictions and limitations, including but not limited to restrictions on the number of fish that may be kept.

Fishing Access Map

Dock Use. Users may only access the Dock when a District representative or the Lake Rental Vendor is present. Fishing off of the Dock is prohibited, unless permitted during a District-sponsored event.

*No Swimming Permitted in the Lakes by Humans or Pets.

Barefoot Lakes – Lake Depth & Elevation Map