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2022 Paddle Craft Permit Membership Info


Offering a different perspective of the stunning scenery at Standley Lake, canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking allow you to explore places that you cannot access by car or foot. Standley Lake offers paddle craft rentals, seasonal paddling permits and daily drop-in paddle passes. Lake access is allowed May 1 - September 30. Annual paddling permits will be sold online and will be available for purchase on January 15, 2022. 

Rentals are available on a first come-first served basis starting at 9 a.m., May 19 – Sept. 30 (rentals are not available Tuesday or Wednesday). 

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. 

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 (75 lbs. thrust max).  

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.

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. 

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

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Available May 1 - September 30

Daily Paddle Pass - $10 - 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 May 1 - September 30.

-Lake access is allowed from 7:00 a.m. - sunset (MST), May 1 - Sept 30

-Spray Station hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (May 1  - September 30)

-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. 

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.

  • No Alcohol - Standley Lake is a no-alcohol park.
  • No swimming or wading (this includes dogs).
  • Pets are welcome, but they are not permitted in the water at any time and must remain on a leash.
  • Pets are allowed on paddle craft but must wear a life jacket and are not permitted to be in the water. 
  • All personal paddle craft users must carry one wearable Coast Guard-approved PFD for each person. Children under 13 must wear it at all times.
  • All paddle craft users are required to carry a whistle or horn.
  • If an electric motor is utilized on paddle craft, it must be registered with the State of Colorado.
  • Any canoe, kayak, paddleboard, sailboard or non-motorized raft which is not required to be registered must be marked with the owner’s name and current address in a legible, clearly visible, and durable fashion.

Open May 1 - September 30, Friday - Monday (not available Tuesday or Wednesday)

Standley Lake offers rentals on paddle boards, single kayaks, double kayaks, fishing kayaks, and canoes. 

Rentals are available on a first come-first served basis starting at 9 a.m, May 19 – Sept. 30 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday).  All rentals include life jacket(s) and paddle(s). 

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 and must be worn at all times.   

Canoe (per hour) - $20
Single Kayak (per hour) - $20
Fishing Kayak (per hour) - $22.50
Double Kayak (per hour) - $25
Stand-up paddle board (per hour) - $20 

Extra Paddle or Life Jacket Rental (human & dog life jackets available - 4 hour rental) - $10


Annual Paddle Craft Permits will be available for purchase online beginning January 15, 2022.

Annual Paddle Craft Use Permit ($200) - Includes annual vehicle entry (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) into the park and unlimited lake access for one paddle craft May 1 - Sept. 30. Permit does not include storage or camping.

Senior/Person with Disabilities/Military Paddle Craft Annual Permit ($165) -  Includes annual vehicle entry (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) into the park and unlimited lake access for one paddle craft May 1 - Sept. 30 for persons with disabilities, military or seniors aged 60 or older. Does not include storage or camping.

- Lake access is allowed from 7:00 a.m. - sunset (MST), May 1 - Sept 30

- Spray Station hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (May 1  - September 30)

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. 

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.

  • No Alcohol - Standley Lake is a no-alcohol park.
  • No swimming or wading (this includes dogs).
  • Pets are welcome, but they are not permitted in the water at any time and must remain on a leash.
  • Pets are allowed on paddle craft but must wear a life jacket and are not permitted to be in the water. 
  • All personal paddle craft users must carry one wearable Coast Guard-approved PFD for each person. Children under 13 must wear it at all times.
  • All paddle craft users are required to carry a whistle or horn.
  • If an electric motor is utilized on paddle craft, it must be registered with the State of Colorado.
  • Any canoe, kayak, paddleboard, sailboard or non-motorized raft which is not required to be registered must be marked with the owner’s name and current address in a legible, clearly visible, and durable fashion.

PURCHASE PERMIT

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 ($10) 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 a couple options. There is an annual $200 paddle craft permit, which covers one paddle craft per permit. You also have the option of paying daily, which is $10 for each 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 coast guard approved PFD available for each person utilizing paddle craft. Patrons utilizing rental equipment must wear a PFD at all times while on the water.


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.