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The health and safety of our patrons is our top priority, and we are taking a measured approach to make outdoor recreational activities available for the mental and physical well being of the community.

Standley Lake is currently open to 425 personal paddle craft permit holders. We want to ensure that we open in a safe and manageable way. Allowing a fixed number of personal paddle craft will allow staff to monitor and adjust procedures before expanding to additional users. 

Daily paddle passes will not be issued at this time. 

At this time, managing personal paddle craft will also allow for social distancing and safe operations as outlined by the state, counties and city’s health and safety guidelines.

We want to serve all our patrons, and we know that many people, who are not permit holders, recreate at the lake. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this new normal.

Staff will continue to monitor the COVID-19 conditions and may revise policies based on changing public safety needs.

Recreation facilities that have already opened - including golf courses, curbside library service, playgrounds and ballfields, among others - will remain open as scheduled, or until further notice.
For more information visit, City of Westminster website or call 303-658-2902.

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Standley Lake offers paddle craft rentals, seasonal paddling permits and daily paddle passes. Paddle craft can access the lake on a daily basis with a daily paddle pass or an annual paddle permit.  Annual permits are sold online.  

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 Avenue and Simms Street. Any and all paddle craft must be sprayed in accordance with Aquatic Nuisance Species regulations prior to launching. 

Once you enter 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.  

Standley Lake does not allow pool toys or any floating device not designed for open water use. Staff reserves the right to disallow any type of water craft that is not suitable for use on the lake at their discretion. 

Allowed: Car top boats and paddle craft (car top vessels are those that can be lifted onto and taken from the top of a passenger vehicle or from the bed of a truck), multi-chambered inflatable devices. Electric motors allowed.  
 
Prohibited: Trailer-hitched boats, motorized gas powered boats and engines, sailboats, belly boats, single-chambered flotation devices, including single chambered inflatable rafts, inner tubes, inflatable mattresses, floating islands, pool toys or any floating device not designed for open water use.

COVID-19 Information: This has been a very challenging summer for everyone due to the impacts of Covid-19.  Staff has been working hard to restore services as soon as reasonable in compliance with public health directives and Citywide logistics. Due to the delayed opening of Standley Lake and the use of personal paddle craft, we are reducing the annual paddle permit fee to $100 (50% off) for the 2020 season. 

  • Patrons must wear a mask at the decontamination station while receiving the required ANS (aquatic nuisance species) spray.
  • Six feet of social distancing must be maintained in the park and on the water at all times.
  • Patrons will be responsible for placing and removing their personal paddle craft from the spray rack and their vehicles. Staff will not physically be in contact with personal paddle craft or equipment.
  • Patrons will be required to wear a mask in the park or on the water when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Parks staff have the right to limit access to the park and/or lake when at capacity to comply with social distancing recommendations as outlined by the Center of Disease Control, state and/or Tri-County Health guidelines.
  • All paddle craft users must wear a PFD (personal flotation device) at all times while on the water
  • Lake access is restricted to Friday - Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No paddle craft will be allowed on the lake Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Paddle craft must be off the water by 6 p.m.
  • Spray station hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

All paddle craft must meet ANS (Aquatic Nuisance Species) program guidelines before gaining access to the lake.  

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 PARK RULES & REGULATIONS

Click below to purchase an annual paddle craft permit.

PADDLE CRAFT PERMITS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. 

Click HERE to be added to the wait list.

 

CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Standley Lake offers hourly rentals on paddle boards, kayaks, double kayaks, pedal boats, HydroBikes and canoes. We have approximately 250 surface acres designated for non-motorized vessels only, although the entire lake is accessible. Hourly rates are based on a two (2) hour rental. There is a $5 surcharge for one (1) hour rentals. 

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. Patrons must be 18 or older to sign the liability waiver for paddle craft rentals. By signing the waiver you are assuming responsibility for all persons in your party. Minors (under 18) must have an adult with them on the water at all times. Life jackets are included with all rentals. Standley Lake does not offer paddles for rent. 

Canoe (hourly) - $10 

Kayak (1 person - hourly) - $11 

Kayak (2 person - hourly) - $15 

Stand-up paddle board (hourly) - $15 

Pedal Boats (hourly) - $22

HydroBikes (hourly) - $15

Life Jacket (human & dog life jackets available) - $5



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 multi-chambered 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, the trailer cannot come into contact with the water. The paddle craft must be able to be carried to and from the water. Available July 10 - September 30.

-All paddle craft users must wear a PFD (personal flotation device) while on the water at all times.
-Lake access is restricted to Friday - Monday (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday), 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
-All Paddle craft must be off the lake by 6:00 p.m.
-Spray Station hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (July 10  - September 30)
-Patrons will be solely responsible for placing and removing their personal paddle craft from the spray rack and their vehicles (staff will not physically be in contact with personal paddle craft or equipment).
-Social distancing (6 feet) must be maintained in the park (and on the water) at all times.
-Patrons must wear a mask at the decontamination station while receiving the required ANS spray.
-Patrons will be required to wear a mask in the park (or on the water) when social distancing (6 feet) cannot be maintained.
-Parks staff have the right to limit access to the park and/or lake when full to comply with social distancing recommendations as outlined by the CDC, State and/or Tri-County Health guidelines. 

Standley Lake does not allow pool toys or any floating device not designed for open water use. Staff reserves the right to disallow any type of water craft that is not suitable for use on the lake at their discretion. 

Discounted Paddle Craft Permit ($100) - Allows vehicle (including all occupants of the vehicle) park entry for one (1) permit holder and up to two (2) paddle craft, July 10th through September 30th, Friday - Monday (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday), 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Additional permit cards are available to those living in the same household for an additional $25. Storage and camping are not included. Also allows off-season access into park Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.  Paddle Craft permits can be purchased online. 

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 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. 


What are the PFD (personal flotation device) requirements to paddle on Standley Lake?
There must be a PFD available for each person utilizing paddle craft. All paddle craft users must wear a properly fitting PFD at all times. 


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.