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Chatfield and Cherry Creek reservoirs to close to boating on Wednesday, Nov. 30

The two busiest state parks in the Denver Metro Area - Chatfield and Cherry Creek - have announced the end of the 2022 boating season.

Chatfield State Park and Cherry Creek State Park are scheduled to close to boating at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

"It has been a very busy year for both reservoirs," said Cherry Creek State Park Operations Manager Larry Butterfield. "Now is the time of year to thoroughly inspect your vessels, trailers and all safety-related equipment prior to storage for the winter to ensure that all your equipment is ready for the 2023 boating season. If anything is in less than ideal condition, we highly recommend replacing it or repairing it."

Park staff recommends continued vigilance near the water and when ice might form on the reservoirs. With the variations in water temperatures and ice conditions, please keep a watchful eye on children and keep pets leashed near each reservoir. The dramatically colder air and water temperatures increases the risk of hypothermia if a person or animal is exposed to cold weather or water. Water temperatures have already dropped into the low 40s.

Each park still has many outdoor recreational opportunities for all including limited camping, fishing, bird watching, biking, hiking, and dog off-leash areas.

Beginning in 2023, a $29 Keep Colorado Wild Pass will be available for resident vehicle registrations through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This new pass gives all Coloradans easy access to state parks and the opportunity to support our great outdoors and wildlife in a meaningful way.
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