The following protocols were instituted by the Westminster Water Quality Department:
 
All paddle craft must enter the park through the main gate. Once you purchase your daily paddle pass ($15) at the gate house, gate staff notifies a ranger to meet you at the spray station to decontaminate 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 decontamination spray using hot water (no chemicals).  Your paddle craft must be removed from your vehicle or trailer to conduct the decontamination. There is no quarantine period for paddle craft unless it is on a trailer. Once sprayed, you will receive a wrist band, which indicates your paddle craft has met the ANS protocol requirements and is clear to launch on the lake. Any person(s) utilizing paddle craft must wear valid wristband while recreating at Standley Lake.
Careful inspections of watercraft and gear are an effective method for preventing the transport of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) into Standley Lake’s pristine water. ANS can hide almost anywhere, and the adult zebra and quagga mussels can live up to 30 days out of water! Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft and gear every time after use, and properly Dispose of any plants or debris you find.
 
Clean Drain Dry1. Clean non-motorized watercraft by inspecting your boat thoroughly and removing all dirt, plants and other material from your rudder, hull, cockpit and gear. 

2. Drain the water from your hatches, cockpits, boards and gear on land before you leave the immediate area. Open all hatches or plugs, turn the boat upside down and rest on an open hatch to incline the watercraft and drain it.
 
3. Dry your watercraft and gear, and store them in a dry place where aquatic invaders cannot survive.
 
Self-inspect and decontaminate your watercraft and gear every time you haul out and move between waterbodies. Making the Clean, Drain and Dry technique a habit every time you haul out or move between waterbodies will take just a few extra minutes and can make all the difference in protecting your recreation experience. 

 

Recreational Paddle Use Procedures:  

  • No watercraft of any type (tubes, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, rafts, etc.) will be allowed to launch without being sprayed. Failure to do so will result in a citation and confiscation of vessel.
  • All paddle craft must be CLEAN and DRY.
  • All paddle craft must be thoroughly inspected and treated with a hot pressure wash (water only, no chemicals) by Standley Lake Regional Park staff prior to launch.
  • Violation of these regulations can result in fines and/or revocation of permit privileges.
  • Only non-aquatic bait will be permitted for fishing. Aquatic bait (minnows, leeches, frogs, etc.) is NOT permitted at Standley Lake Regional Park.
  • Fishing is allowed only from sunrise to sunset. Night fishing is prohibited.
AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES (ANS) MUNICIPAL CODE

Following regulations are hereby promulgated pursuant to the authority contained in W.M.C. section 13-1-5.  These regulations are promulgated for the purpose of protecting and promoting the public interest in preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species, including but not limited to zebra and quagga mussels.

A person convicted of violating any of the following regulations shall be subject to a fine in an amount up to $1,000:

(A)    No watercraft or watercraft equipment shall enter Standley Lake or the Standley Lake shoreline area prior to being inspected, tagged for quarantine (drying) purposes and/or spray washed as may be determined by Standley Lake Regional Park staff. “Watercraft” includes any boat or other vessel intended, used, or capable of transporting persons or property on the water. “Watercraft equipment” includes water skis, aquaplanes, surfboards, inner tubes, flotation devices, and any similar device.

(B)    Any watercraft and watercraft equipment that is determined to have circumvented the inspection, tagging and/or spray washing will be impounded to ensure proper decontamination and to comply with applicable Colorado State statutes and regulations. It shall be unlawful for anyone to resist or interfere with any Standley Lake Regional Park staff in the impoundment of any watercraft or watercraft equipment.

(C)    No watercraft or watercraft equipment may be launched onto Standley Lake until it has met the required quarantine period or spray washing or both, as specified by Standley Lake Regional Park staff.

(D)    All watercraft and watercraft equipment must enter Standley Lake Regional Park through the main gate.

(E)    The possession or use of any aquatic bait within Standley Lake Regional Park whether live, dead or frozen is prohibited. “Aquatic bait” means and includes any form of bait that typically lives in water. Examples of aquatic bait include salamanders, minnows, leeches, crayfish, frogs, and others.

(F)    Standley Lake Regional Park shall be closed to the public from sunset to sunrise except for authorized camping. Fishing is prohibited from sunset to sunrise. Anyone in violation of this provision shall also be subject to being cited for trespassing pursuant to W.M.C. section 6-3-5.

(G)    Swimming and wading by persons and animals is prohibited in Standley Lake, except that persons engaged in waterskiing, wake boarding, and tubing may enter, swim in and exit Standley Lake to the limited extent necessarily associated with said activities. All equipment used in such activities shall be considered watercraft equipment and subject to these regulations and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations.