Frisco Bay Marina

Frisco Bay Marina

Frisco Bay Marina

Located at the East end of Main St. at
267 Marina Road
(970) 668-4334

Frisco Bay Marina is  a certified clean marina located on the shores of scenic Dillon Reservoir in the heart of Summit County, Colorado.  The lake spans 3,300 acres and boasts 25 miles of shoreline surrounded by majestic peaks.  At 9,017 feet in elevation, the boating season is very weather dependent, but typically runs from early June to early or mid September.  Dillon Reservoir is in a world class for sailing and regattas are held regularly.

Frisco Bay Marina offers

  • A full service marina
  • Slips, moorings, racks, and dry storage options –SLIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 2014
  • Old Town and Necky canoe and kayak dealership
  • A full retail store for all your outdoor needs
  • Evinrude/Johnson outboard motor service dealership
  • Canoe and kayak rentals
  • Powerboat rentals
  • Sailboat lessons, rentals, tours and paddleboats rentals
  • Stand up paddle board rentals
  • Fishing pole rentals
  • Lake Dillon Water Taxi
  • Bar & Grill
  • Marina Park with kids playground (Perfect for picnics!)
  • Fiberglass and boat repair
  • Sail repair

The Frisco Bay Marina can take reservations for the 2014 season, give us a call to set up your boating adventure.  Click above on Canoe or Kayak Rental Rates or on Powerboat Rental Rates to see rental prices.  

Operating hours forJuly:

The Marina office is open seven days a week from 8am-7:00pm. We are now renting boats for the summer, come take a look.

Snow pack and Reservoir levels, public ramp use, BIG boat crane day, and getting your boat on the water:

The ramp when the reservoir is full (9017 feet high in elevation- see bottom of page) has 8 feet of water for the public to launch boats from, there is no fee to use the ramp, but there must be at least 4 feet of water at it or be at an elevation of 9013 feet.  Remember you must account for the height of your trailer and tires.  Because it is still snowing right now and there is 130% of snow equal to inches of water (pulled off of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services website) and the inches of snow in the snowpack is 110% of average for May in the Blue River Basin, the reservoir must lower to accommodate all the spring run off as to not flood the local towns. The most recent water level projections released from Denver Water say that the reservoir should be full by the end of June.   This to the management at Frisco Bay Marina means we are guessing that the public launch ramp will be available for use around June 20th.  Now this does not mean you cannot get your boat out on the water before that date.  There are two other possible ways to get your boat on the water earlier.

  •  The Frisco Bay Marina can launch boats under 5,000 lbs off the old highway that runs out into the reservoir.  This is accomplished by filling out a work order (above) on-line for the marina staff to launch your boat. Unfortunately due to the condition of that old highway customers cannot launch boats themselves off of it.  Launching this way can only be accomplished by marina staff.  We can start launching boats once we get enough ice melted in the Frisco Bay to place boats on mooring balls until we get the docks back into position.  We will provide access to your boat on the mooring ball until it gets placed into its slip.  If your boat is over 5,000 lbs we will launch it on our BIG boat crane day, we hire a crane and we place all BIG boats in the water that morning.  BIG boat crane day is tentatively scheduled for June 4th.  This date may move based upon where the deepest water the crane operator can reach at that water level on that day. Just to note for all of you that watch our water levels like a hawk, 2o.9 to 26.5 feet down means that the crane operator cannot reach a location with deep enough water for those BIG boats to be safely placed.
  • The last option is to launch your boat at the Dillon Marina launch ramp.  This ramp is long enough to handle launching at most water levels, however there is a fee to launch, and this ramp will not open to public use until all ice comes off the main body of water.
  • Remember that you will need to get inspected at any ramp before launching.

Marina Office and Retail Store:

The Marina Office and Store carries Necky Kayak, Old Town Canoe, Corran SUP,  and Ocean Kayak boat lines.  We have Sawyer and Carlisle paddles for kayaks , canoes, and SUP’s.  We carry a full range of life jackets for adults, kids, and even dogs.  We carry Old Guys Rule t-shirts, as well as many custom designs to the Frisco Bay Marina.  We sell a wide selection of fishing equipment as well as rent poles to use, if you don’t want your own.   We have dry bags for anything you might want to take out on the water from your phone to an extra set of clothes.  Supplying you with an extra pick me up or hydration is easy with our selection of snacks and drinks, or just replace that water bottle you lost the other day.  We have souvenirs to help you remember your amazing adventure here with us.  As well as carrying that part that broke off while you were launching your sailboat, pontoon, or speedboat.  Drop on by, grab an ice cream, rent a boat or buy a boat, and pick up that item you have been looking all around for- all here at the Frisco Bay Marina.

The Launch Ramp: OPEN!!

Frisco Bay Marina’s launch ramp is open 7 days a week from 8am – 7pm last launch is at 6pm

These hours are subject to change at the discretion of the marina staff.

Work Orders

We are taking work orders now to get your boat ready for summer.  If you need to fill out a work order for us please click the above tab labeled work orders.  Work orders are on a first come first served basis, get yours in now.

Boat painting/Bottom work/Gel coat/Woodwork/Motor tuneups

We will be offering complete boat painting, fiber-glassing,  gel coating, wood working, and motor tuneups or overhauls to fix or restore your boat.  We will be working with Rick Barton our resident fiberglass/woodworking/painting specialist for many of these projects.  He is well known for restoring his Pearson Renegade to immaculate condition and repairing fiberglass work due to racing errors in a very timely and thorough manner.

Island Grill Restaurant

The Island Grill is open daily from 11am-7pm. These hours are subject to change due to weather and business.

Full Service Marina

We have taken on Tom Hogeman our Service Manager and Certified BRP Technician in to a year-round position.  We can now work on your boat anytime during the year.  If you are looking to have us work on your boat the sooner you submit the work order the sooner you get your work done.  Don’t forget to fill out a work order online.

We offer canoe/kayak/SUP rack storage, boat dry storage, slips, and moorings, shrink wrap service and maintenance service for repairs.  Call (970) 668-4334 for rates and information.  We are currently on a waiting list for Rack Storage, please call or e-mail for more information.

Latest Water Level Update: July 4, 2014

Check out this Graph comparing lake levels so far compared to 2013!

The reservoir is currently -0.5 feet down as of July 4th, 2014 and is raising with the spring run off.  We have been told Dillon Reservoir has a greater than 98% probability of filling completely full this summer.    For more information on the exact level the lake is at daily visit this website.


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