Cherry Creek State Park will open for boating this Friday at 6 a.m.
Due to early season conditions please keep a lookout for possible floating debris and always be aware that unmarked hazards may exist. If debris or hazards are discovered, please notify park staff. Before boating, check that your vessel has all of the required safety items on board and plugs are in place. Lear more about boating safety by visiting https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/BoatingSafety.aspx.
All trailered vessels must go through an Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspection prior to launching. The east boat ramp will be open for ANS inspections 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the month of March. In April, it will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and in May 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If you wish to boat outside of those hours you must obtain a seal from a certified ANS boat inspector and go through the proper pre-inspection procedure. Remember to always clean, drain and dry your vessel to help prevent the spread of ANS. For more information on mandatory aquatic nuisance species inspections, please visit https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/ISP-ANS.aspx.