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Standley Lake offers paddle craft rentals, seasonal boating and paddling permits and daily paddle passes. Paddle craft can access the lake on a daily basis with a daily paddle pass or a paddle permit. All trailered vessels are required to have a boating or paddle permit (no daily passes allowed) in order to access the lake. Standley Lake is open for boating and paddling May 1 through September 30 from 7:00 a.m. to sunset.

Standley Lake does not allow any type of watercraft including paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, inflatable rafts, or tubes to enter into the lake at any entrance point except the main park entrance located at 100th & Simms. Any and all watercraft must be sprayed in accordance with Aquatic Nuisance Species regulations (see below) prior to launching. 

Standley Lake offers hourly rentals on paddle boards, kayaks, double kayaks, row boats, HydroBikes and canoes. We have approximately 250 surface acres designated for non-motorized vessels only, although the entire lake is accessible.

Hourly rentals are available starting at 9 a.m. daily, May 1 – Sept. 30. Rentals must be checked out no later than 5:00 p.m. All paddle craft must be removed from the water by sunset, daily. All participants must sign a waiver and adhere to the park rules & regulations.

Canoe (hourly) - $10 

Kayak (1 person - hourly) - $11 

Kayak (2 person - hourly) - $15 

Stand-up paddle board (hourly) - $15 

Row Boat (hourly) - $15 

HydroBikes (hourly) - $15
Daily Paddle Pass - $15 (plus $5 for each additional paddle craft) - Pass includes single-day park entry and use for one (1) paddle board, canoe, kayak, and inflatable rafts only. All paddle craft must enter at the main entrance to the park and will be sprayed in accordance with ANS protocols. If paddle craft is brought in on a trailer, then the 35 day quarantine will be required per ANS (aquatic nuisance species) protocols in addition to an annual paddle permit. Only paddle craft brought in on a car or truck bed are eligible for a daily paddle pass (no trailers). Available May 1 - Sept. 30.
Full-Season Resident Power Boat Permit ($950) - Allows 7-day-a-week entry and boating for one (1) power boat, summer boat storage and camping, May 1 through Sept. 30. Allows off-season access into park Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 for picnicking and shore fishing.

Non-Resident Full-Season Resident Power Boat Permit ($1050) - Allows 7-day-a-week entry and boating for one (1) power boat, summer boat storage and camping, May 1 through Sept. 30. Allows off-season access into park Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 for picnicking and shore fishing.



Fishing Boat Permit ($300) - Allows 7-day-a-week entry and boating for one (1) trailered fishing boat with a motor (1-20hp), May 1 through Sept. 30. Storage and camping are not included but may be purchased for an additional fee. Also allows off-season access into park Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 for picnicking and shore fishing. Power boats with inboard motors or outboard motors that can be used to tow skiers or tubes are not eligible for this type of permit. 


Sail Boat or Paddle Craft with a motor ($300) - Allows 7-day-a-week entry and boating for two (2)paddle craft with a motor (1-20hp) or one (1) trailered sail boat with a motor, May 1 through Sept. 30. Storage and camping are not included but may be purchased for an additional fee. Also allows off-season access into park Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. 

Sail Boat ($250) - Allows 7-day-a-week entry and boating for one (1) sail boat (no motor), May 1 through Sept. 30. Storage and camping are not included. Also allows off-season access into park Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. 

Paddle Craft ($200) - Allows 7-day-a-week entry and paddling for two (2) paddle craft (no motor), May 1 through Sept. 30. Storage and camping are not included. Also allows off-season access into park Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. 


What is the process to get my paddle craft decontaminated?
All paddle craft must enter the park through the main gate. When you purchase your daily paddle pass ($15) at the gate house, staff notifies ranger staff to meet you at the spray station to spray your craft (paddle craft must be inflated prior to getting the spray if it is an inflatable).  You will be required to present your entry receipt to the ranger at the spray station.  Rangers will conduct the spray using hot water (no chemicals). Once sprayed, you will receive a wrist band, which indicates your paddle craft has met the ANS protocols and is clear to launch on the lake. Any person(s) utilizing paddle craft must wear valid wristband while recreating at Standley Lake.  


I have a fishing boat, on a trailer, can I purchase a daily paddle pass?
No, any boat or paddle craft on a trailer require a permit to access the lake. Also, any trailered vessels must meet the 35 day quarantine per ANS regulations. 


I am interested in using paddle craft on the lake. What are my options?
There are several options. There is an annual $200 paddle craft permit, which covers up to two paddle craft per permit. You also have the option of paying daily, which is $15 for one paddle craft and $5 for each additional paddle craft. The daily paddle pass also includes park entry for the day. Another option is to purchase a $60 annual pass (which gets your vehicle into the park) and then pay a discounted rate of $8 per day (this covers one paddle craft, $5 will be charged for each additional paddle craft). All paddle craft must be sprayed before launching onto Standley Lake in accordance with ANS regulations. 


Are electric motors allowed on a daily paddle pass?

Yes, but they must be sprayed off in accordance with the ANS program. You must notify ranger staff that you intend to use an electric motor with your paddle craft. Also, electric motors may not be utilized in the designated non-motorized area of the lake.


What are the PFD (personal flotation device) requirements to boat or paddle on Standley Lake?

There must be a PFD available for each person on board every boat or paddle craft. All children under the age of 13 must wear a properly fitting PFD at all times. All persons engaged in water sports that include being towed behind a boat must wear a properly fitting PFD at all times. Any vessel sixteen feet in length or larger must also have a throwable personal flotation device on board at all times. 


Is there an age limit  to be able to legally drive a boat?

Yes.  No person under the age of 16 shall operate a motorboat in this state, however a person 14 years of age or older that has completed a boating safety course provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and has the certificate in their possession may operate a motorboat.


Can I moor my boat overnight on the lake?

No.  All boats must be removed from the water at sunset, daily.


What kind of fish are there in Standley Lake?

The most commonly caught are Rainbow Trout, Small and Large Mouth Bass, Walleye, Wiper, and Carp.  We also have Channel Catfish, Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, and Sunfish.