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Waneka Lake Boathouse
Location: 1600 Caria Dr.
Lafayette, CO 80026
Amenities: Canoes, Paddleboats, Restrooms, and Water
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Contact Phone: 303-665-0469
Cost: 2-Person Paddleboat: $8/30 minutes; 4-Person Paddleboat: $10/30 minutes; Canoes: $5/30 minutes
ADA: Yes
Waneka Lake Boathouse

We invite you to take advantage of the many amenities at Waneka Lake Park such as the walking/fitness trail, Greenlee Wildlife Viewing Platform, playground, and picnic areas.

Join us for the 2015 season

Saturdays / Sundays Only:
May 2-17, 2015
11:00 am-6:00 pm
September 12-27, 2015
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m

Fridays through Sundays
May 22 - September 6, 2015
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Fridays*
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.- Sat/Sun*
*We may close earlier depending on sunset.

Additional Days of Operation
Memorial Day: Monday May 25th      
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Independence Day: Saturday July 4th  
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Labor Day: Monday September 7th    
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Waneka Lake Concert Series:                                
Wednesdays July 15, 22  & 29          
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Weather Policy
During inclement weather, the boathouse could close without advanced notice.
Weather that impacts the boathouse operation includes lightning, high winds, heavy rain or hail.
If the weather seems questionable, please call the boathouse at 303-673-9124.

Waneka Lake Regulations

  • You must be 12 years or older to rent a boat.
  • A photo ID is required.
  • Passengers are required to wear the provided lifejackets at all times.
  • No swimming or wading due to safety and liability concerns
  • Canoes and paddleboats rented at the boathouse are the only vessels permitted on the lake
  • A fishing license is mandatory for those 16 years of age and older
  • State fishing regulations apply   Purchase a fishing license  
  • The lake is stocked with bluegill, carp, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish and yellow perch.
  • All bass less than 15 inches must be returned to the water



Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility

Date Event Title
Kids Fishing Derby
For kids ages 6-12 years of age. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn to fish or to improve their fishing skills. Jax Outdoor Gear will present a learn-to-fish clinic, followed by a fun fishing Derby where prizes will be awarded. Parents/Grandparents bring your fishing license or get one at Jax Outdoor Gear if you will be fishing. The first 100 youth ages 6-12 to register by the deadline will receive a free fishing pole. Call 303-661-1492 by May 22 to register.

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