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A Denver City Boating Permit is required to launch any vessel. The permit sticker must be affixed to the starboard side in a visible place. Permits are nontransferable, and permit holders are accountable for the actions of boat drivers and passengers.
The permit season is subject to adequate water quality and lake depths. Boating permits can only be purchased at the Boat Ranger's Office during office hours or by appointment.
To purchase a boating permit, the following is required:
Refunds will not be issued once a permit is purchased.
Denver Parks & Recreation may revoke a permit without a refund for violation of any city rules and regulations, state boating statutes or city ordinances.
Boating Permits may be purchased online for human-powered vessels.
Purchase a permit for a human-powered vessel now!
View online purchasing instructions.
Online Permit Sales
(human-powered vessels only)
sunrise to sunset
9:00am to 20 min before sunset