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Lake: Cherry Creek Reservoir

Cherry Creek Closed?

Post By: D-Zilla      Posted: 7/13/2020 7:24:20 PM     Points: 2425    
According to 7 news, Cherry Creek is closed due to over crowding/social distance issues? Seriously?

Enjoy the outdoors while you can folks, we may lose them yet.
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: Jul. 13, 7:25:17 PM     Points: 2425    
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Story for reference.
 Reply by: jdavis      Posted: Jul. 13, 7:38:50 PM     Points: 118    
According to the Cherry Creek website only the swim beach is "closed". Same as it has been for a while now. I still see people on the swim beach and every other part of the bank they can get to.

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 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: Jul. 13, 7:52:41 PM     Points: 2425    
I don't normally fish there, but when I have it's a madhouse. Anything sandy is covered in swimmers and waders. Anything wet is covered in boats and jet skis. Everything else is covered in bicycles and joggers.

I can see it being the whole lake before long. There is a reason most "big box" stores are sold out of basic fishing supplies. The outdoors SHOULD be the great social distance, unfortunately there just isn't enough of it to go around with the population boom that Colorado has suffered.

How long until we're all on lockdown again?
 Reply by: NoNick      Posted: Jul. 13, 7:54:11 PM     Points: 58    
"Clear Creek through Golden is now shut down due to overcrowding and coronavirus health concerns, and so are several metro-area reservoirs including Bear Creek Reservoir, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Big Soda Lake and Standley Lake."

That's from the 7 news story. It sounds to me like the whole thing is closed down. The shutdown on the CPW website mentions the algae bloom shutting down the swim beach and nothing else. Honestly, I'd go with the 7 news story because who knows how often the CPW page is updated.

What a crock. The hypocrisy is almost getting unreal. Maybe people wanting to recreate should say it's simply their form of protest? After all, large groups can gather for "other stuff", right? What if I fish with a cardboard sign staked into the ground? Is that ok?
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jul. 13, 10:09:03 PM     Points: 68    
Nicely commenting...comma, Funny how the doomsday cheerleaders from March and April have been out fishing like crazy. What happened to "The reasons for the closures are irrelevant. It's a small price to pay for bla bla bla"? The statistical emphasis is mutating like a scary frankenvirus.........Oh well. Just sayin............
 Reply by: jdavis      Posted: Jul. 14, 10:12:28 AM     Points: 118    
Just called and spoke to park office, they are open.
 Reply by: NoNick      Posted: Jul. 14, 2:12:21 PM     Points: 58    
"Clear Creek through Golden is now shut down due to overcrowding and coronavirus health concerns, and so are several metro-area reservoirs including Bear Creek Reservoir, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Big Soda Lake and Standley Lake."

"Just called and spoke to park office, they are open."

Thanks for the update. Looks like it was fake news. What else is new. The blurb on the Channel 7 website was obviously conflating the swim beach algae bloom with "overcrowding and coronavirus health concerns". Cherry Creek being closed sure sounded definitive to me, and like I said, sometimes the CPW is lax at updates on the website. SSDD, I guess.
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: Jul. 14, 3:39:47 PM     Points: 2425    
I was just passing on what I'd read. I knew about the swim beach, but the story didn't specify.

Good news for those who DO fish it on more than an occasional basis I guess.

I still stand behind the statement at the end though, enjoy it while you can.
 Reply by: jdavis      Posted: Jul. 14, 3:53:46 PM     Points: 118    
I'm not particularly worried. No boat ramps were closed due to covid in the spring when everything else was shutdown.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jul. 14, 6:12:17 PM     Points: 38411    
Ill be there Friday with Austin Parr. He says the algae bloom shut the swim beaches, not covid.
 Reply by: bhooker      Posted: Jul. 14, 9:14:05 PM     Points: 3    
I plan to go there tomorrow. Please tell one it's closed !

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