Where you can kayak and paddleboard for free in Denver this summer
Why it matters: It's even easier to paddle close to home.
Where you can put in:
- Sloan's Lake
- Rocky Mountain Lake
- Berkeley Lake
- Smith Lake in Washington Park
- Ferril Lake in City Park
The city also is extending a ban on motorized boats on Sloan's Lake into a second year, meaning you don't need to dodge wakeboarders and big waves.
- Yes, but: Sloan's Lake is so shallow it's prone to algae blooms and fish kills. So beware of the conditions.
My thought bubble: In the pandemic, I discovered a sunset paddle after work is a great escape, all without the travel to Cherry Creek or Chatfield reservoirs.
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