Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, Colorado
Explore this scenic oasis for outdoor recreation amidst the Rocky Mountains. With 4,000 acres of a prairie and wetland environment and an 880-acre reservoir, the state park offers a variety of year-round activities including hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, jet skiing, volleyball, archery, horseback riding, birding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, and snowshoeing. The scenic park also offers an area for model airplane flying and winter ice fishing
Cherry Creek State Park offers 12 miles of paved trails for hiking and biking and 35 miles of multi-use trails. The park's reservoir is a popular spot for powerboats, sailboats, jet skis, and paddle craft. Whether you are looking to relax in the great outdoors or challenge yourself to a vigorous climb, Cherry Creek State Park has you covered. For luxury accommodations after a vigorous hike, view our suites just 5 miles away.
- Daily Pass: $9.00, Annual Pass: $73.00
- Regular park hours are 5 am to 10 pm
- Lake Appreciation Day
- Spectacular Air Show
- Outdoor Adventure Expo
- Model Airplane Flying
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Dog Off-Leash Park
- Horseback Riding
Can you fish at Cherry Creek Reservoir?With 160 acres of water, Cherry Creek Reservoir is a popular fishing spot in the Denver area. The lake is well known by local fisherman for its trout, largemouth bass, perch, and crappie. Fishing is by flies and lures only. The reservoir also offers ice fishing in the winter when conditions permit. Download the CPW Fishing App on Apple iTunes and Google Play for a guide to fishing at Cherry Creek State Park.
Can you rent jet skis or boats at Cherry Creek State Park?Yes, you can rent jet skis and boats from the Marina at Cherry Creek State Park. Prices start at $85/hour, and all users must be 18 years of age to operate a jet ski or boat with a valid driver's license. A written and practical competency test must be passed before the first rental of any sail or power boat from the marina. All rentals include safety equipment and life jackets.
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