Windsor Lake Boating Permits

    • Boating by permit only
    • Hazards may be present
    • Boat at your own risk

Ingestion of untreated agricultural water such as Windsor Lake carries an inherent risk of possible exposure to pathogenic organisms.  Individuals who have been ill are asked to refrain from entering the water.

Swim diapers are requested for use with young children and are available at the concession stand.


Motorized Boating on Windsor Lake

Motorized permit holders can be scheduled on the lake on motorized days on a first-come, first-served basis. Daily and annual permit holders must call 970-674-3500 to request their time and day of the week to reserve a spot on the lake no earlier than Monday of that week. Motorized boating permits can be purchased at the Windsor CRC. 

1/2 Day Cost: $15 Residents, $25 Non-Residents
Annual Cost: $450 Residents Only

•   Maximum of 20 permits sold starting May 15. If permits 
    do not sell out by June 5,  permits will be open 
    to non-residents on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Days: W, F, Sa, Su 
Dates: 5/27 - 8/8  |   8/12 - 9/17 Sa, Su Only 
Times: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. 


Non-Motorized Boating on Windsor Lake 

All crafts outside of the swim beach must have a current Town of Windsor permit to use the lake. One permit per craft is required. From May 27 to August 8, non-motorized boats can only be on the lake during the times listed below. After August 8, non-motorized boats can be on the lake year round from sunrise to sunset as long as ice is not present. Non-motorized boating is allowed with a permit as long as ice is not present.



Days: M, Tu, Th, Sa, Su 
Dates: 5/27 - 8/8   |  8/12 - 9/17 Sa, Su (Shared with motorized boaters)
Time: Daylight hours only

Non-Motorized Boating Cost:

   Resident  Non-Resident
Daily  $5  $7
Annual  $35  $50


How to Purchase a Boating Permit


Permits are sold at the Windsor Community Recreation Center, 250 N. 11th Street. For questions, please call 970-674-3500. Please affix all permits to the right side of your craft. One permit per craft.

Please bring the following documents with you:
        • Proof of residency in Windsor (if applicable)
        • Driver's License
        • Current Boat Registration (motorized and sailboats only)
        • Proof of Insurance (motorized only)
               *  Motorized boats must have liability coverage with a minimum of $300,000 for bodily injury and property damage.

For Colorado Boating Statues and Regulations, call (303) 791-1954 or visit the Colorado State Parks Boating Rules.