Evergreen Lake Park is a beautiful 40 acre lake with a 1 acre park with picnic tables and grills and lots of grass to run around it. It has some fantastic wetlands with an observation boardwalk and a 1.3 mile long trail around the lake.  There’s also a historical boat/warming house that is now a really nice nature center. Using the lake is at your own risk. Ice and lake conditions are subject to nature and changing constantly. Stay alert and be aware of park rules and regulations. If you have any questions please call the Lake House at 720.880.1311.  (Thanks to EvergreenRecreation.com for publishing most of this information.)

Evergreen Lake Park Rules:

  • Life jackets must be worn at all times
  • Alcohol is prohibited on boats, both rental and private
  • No boating in the wetlands
  • No beaching vessels on the island
  • Boaters must maintain a distance of 60′ from the dam at all times
  • Boaters are prohibited from going over the dam in any type of boat
  • There is no swimming allowed in the lake or river
  • Per state law, only 3.2% alcohol is allowed in the park
  • All private boats must purchase a Day or Season Park pass to be allowed on the lake
  • Lake House staff reserves the right to ask any patron not following the rules to vacate the premises at any time
General Information/Hours
Summer Boating Schedule: Apr – Sep 

Weekends Only: Aug 14 – Sep 19

The lake will be open for boat rental seven days a week. Please call ahead to book a large group. Private boats are allowed on the lake from sunrise to sunset with a daily or seasonal pass. All hours are weather-permitting.
Days Times Last boat out
Mon – Thu 10 – 5 PM 4:30 PM
Fri, Sat, & Sun 10 – 8 PM 7:15 PM
Boat Rental May – Sep
Boating Rental
Rental Fees
Canoe $8/half hour $7
Paddle Boat $8/half hour $7
Sailboat $25 first four hours $10
$5 ea add’l hour
Fishing Boat $20 first four hours $10
$5 ea add’l hour
Private Boat $4 per day
Private Boat Park Pass $30 for the season
Boat Rental Punch Card Ten visits for $65
Life Jackets must be worn at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Any children under age 13 must have an adult (18+) in the boat/canoe with them.
No alcohol on boats, rental or private.

Everyone must read/follow rules posted at the Boat House

Lake House staff reserves the right to ask any patron to vacate the premises that are not following lake rules.

Sailboat Rental

Evergreen Lake sailing offers its fleet of Holder 12’s for rental by qualified skippers during rental hours while they are not in use for lessons. Renters must attend a two-hour private lesson to learn how to properly rig up the sailboat and skipper it. At the completion of the lesson the individual will receive a sailboat rental card issued by our staff. Sailboat rental much be scheduled with the boat staff and is only during regular rental hours.

Private Boats

With higher safety measures at the lake and the possible threat of Zebra Mussels, private boaters will be charged a daily fee of $4 or have the option of purchasing a season Park Pass for $30. The Park Pass as well as the daily fee will help keep Evergreen Lake free of foreign species as well as ensuring boaters are taking all proper safety measures before launching. Please check in with boat rental staff prior to launching your boat. All boats must stay within the boundaries set by the lake staff and abide by all lake rules. Gas powered engines are not allowed on the lake, only electric trolling motors are permitted. Life jackets are required. (Life jackets may be rented at boat rental for $5 per use). Private boaters may load and unload on the lake frontage road, but parking on the frontage road is strictly prohibited. The frontage road will be unavailable for use during large community events (such as the 4th of July celebration and the summer concert series).

Fishing at Evergreen Lake

Hours are from sunrise to sunset. A Colorado fishing license is required. Fishing licenses are available at the Evergreen Safeway. For exact prices you can check the Colorado Division of Wildlife Website. All state laws must be obeyed. The lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout. Information on stocking dates may be obtained on the Division of Wildlife stocking report page. All legal live and artificial baits may be used in the Lake, no live minnows. The Lake House does not sell fishing licenses. Bait will be available at boat rental. Fishing is not allowed around the Lake House. Exception: those using pier for handicap access.

Facility Rental

One of the most popular uses of the Evergreen Lake House is its availability for rental for both private and public events. The facility is available from April to Mid-November. Many beautiful weddings have been held at the Lake House and numerous public events take place throughout the year. For more information please click here.

The Evergreen Lake Trail

The Evergreen Lake Trail, a natural surface trail for walking and jogging encircles the entire lake, is 1.3 miles long. Please note: sections of the lake trail are not conducive to wheel chair and stroller use and are not ADA compliant. Leash laws are enforced for trail and park. Please be courteous and PICK UP AFTER YOUR PETS for other trail/park users.

The Old Boat House

The Old Boat House, built in the 1930’s and located on the south side of Evergreen Lake was partially burned in 1993 and was renovated in a 3-phase project, paid for in part by a State Historical Fund Grant from the Colorado Historical Society and a Conservation Trust Fund Grant from Jefferson County Open Space. The project was completed March 20, 2007. The Boat House is used for the District’s boating program and during the winter the “warming hut” is used for reserved events.

In May, 2008; the Evergreen Nature Center provided an experiential learning environment that created awareness and appreciation of our diverse mountain community environment by improving the understanding of the Lake’s natural environments and enhanced enjoyment of Evergreen Lake. For more information, visit the website at www.dipper.org.

Evergreen Lake House Center is a 5,000-square-foot building on 55 acres and includes:

  • Lodgepole pine log building
  • Octagon room
  • Great Room with large stone fireplace
  • Evergreen Lake Park includes:
  • 40 Acre lake
  • 1 Acre park with picnic tables and grills
  • Wetlands
  • Observation boardwalk
  • 1.3 Mile long trail loop
  • Paddle boats, canoes, fishing boats
  • Historical boat/warming house/concessions/tackle

Contact Information
Brad Bednar | Lake House Supervisor | 720.880.1311

Lake House Rental

Lorna Bleck | Special Event Coordinator | 720.880.1310