Cherry Creek State Park

Quick Facts

Cherry Creek State Park

Colorado

(303) 699-3860

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Overview

Over 1.5 million visitors each year can't be wrong! Cherry Creek State Park is an oasis in the Denver metro area for boaters, fishermen, campers, bicyclists, equestrians and swimmers alike. The recreational opportunities are unlimited at this 4,200-acre park. There's excitement on the 850-acre reservoir with water-skiers and boaters. Yet solitude can be found fishing in a cove or walking the nature trails. For the most relaxing visit, try the park on weekdays or evenings. The views are pretty spectacular, too. During the summer, colorful masts from sailboats dot the lake against a backdrop of the Rockies. It's a unique place. It offers a fast getaway for city dwellers to unwind. It provides a place to learn about nature and a place to have a family picnic. Close and convenient, Cherry Creek is Denver's big back yard.

Map of Cherry Creek (CO)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.630036, -104.845334

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Activities

  • Boating

    Cherry Creek is open for all sorts of boating. Boating lessons and other concessions are available at The Cherry Creek Marina.

  • Bicycling

    Cherry Creek includes 12 miles of paved trails and 35 total miles of multi-use trails available for biking.

  • Camping

    Year-round camping is available. Summer weekends tend to fill fast with off-peak times providing quieter experiences. Campground amenities include: Deluxe full hook-up sites, basic tent sites, showers and laundry facilities (possible seasonal closures) and a dump station.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is a favorite activity of visitors whether from a boat, or on shore.

  • Hiking

    There are 12 miles of multi-use trails with easy rolling terrain.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horses are allowed on the multi-use trails. Painthorse Stables inside the park offers horse rides.

  • Picnicking

    There are six group picnic areas for up to 250 people each.

  • RVing

    Campgrounds include ammenties for RV's.

  • Water Sports

    Popular water activities include boating, jet skiing, water skiing, sailboarding, fishing and swimming.

  • Winter Sports

    Popular winter sports at Cherry Creek are ice skating, snowshoeing, snow tubing, sleding and ice fishing.

Park Partners

Cherry Creek Marina

Cherry Creek Marina is located inside Cherry Creek State Park, and has been owner operated for over 18 years. They offer private slips for boat owners, as well as rental boats for those looking for a day of fun.

At the Marina a variety of rental boats including pontoon boats, fishing boats, mono-hull dinghy sailboats, Sunfish, paddleboats, kayaks and canoes are offered.

(303) 779-6144

Directions

Driving

One mile south of I-225 on Parker Road at Lehigh, adjacent to south Denver.

Flying

Close to Denver International Airport.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(303) 699-3860

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