COVID-19 Boat Ramp Update
- Boat owners must remain in their vehicles with their windows up throughout the boat inspection process, or wear face coverings and maintain a distance of six (6) feet from others if they need to exit their vehicle.
- Only one person from each party will be allowed into the Marina office at a time, and they must wear a face covering per Summit Public Health Orders.
- Everyone must maintain at least six feet of distance from folks not in their party inside and outside. If you are not able to maintain six feet of distance outside, then you must wear a face covering.
- Physical distancing guidelines must be followed on the beach and playground as well; folks should stay at least six feet from folks not in their party. If it is too crowded to do that, then guests are urged to move on to another activity and return when they can protect their health through safe physical distancing
- Guests and employees are asked to stay home if they are sick. All guests will be asked if they are experiencing any symptoms, and hand sanitizer will be made available to all guests.
Public ramp use and getting your boat on the water:
The ramp when the reservoir is full (9017 ft. high in elevation- see bottom of Marina main page for water levels) has 16 ft. of water for the public to launch boats from, there is no fee to use the ramp, but there must be at least 4 ft. of water on it or be at an elevation of 9,005 ft. Remember you must account for the height of your trailer and tires.
- The Frisco Bay Marina ramp is operable for most powerboats at a water elevation of 9,004 feet. To help calculate your water needs for launching a boat: the new ramp is dry at a lake elevation of 9,001, and the lake is full at 9,017 feet. Add at least 2 feet to the dry elevation to account for your trailer and tire height with your boat draft and that is the reservoir elevation that is the minimum for your boat.
- The current reservoir elevation can be found on the Denver Water website. The reservoir has been filling steadily and levels are high for this time of year. Learn more about the boat launch ramp and getting your boat in the water.
- 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.
- Denver Water, the governing authority on Dillon Reservoir, restricts craft size to under 40 feet long. A boat that big would be unable to use Frisco’s ramp anyway because of the required depth needed to launch a craft that large.
- There are no horsepower restrictions, however above transom exhausts are not allowed on the Reservoir, and there is a speed limit of 30 mph on any lake in the State of Colorado.
- No swimming or water skiing is allowed in Dillon Reservoir per Denver Water.