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Cherry Creek State Park

(303) 693-3957 | Website
4201 South Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80014 | Directions
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About Cherry Creek State Park

Welcome to Denver’s natural and spacious backyard playground. There’s so much to see and enjoy. Summers are busy and action packed while off-peak times are quiet and laid back.

Activities Include:

Biking - 12 miles of paved trails, 35 total miles of multi-use trails. Please use proper trail etiquette, bikers yield to hikers, all yield to horses.

Birding - The varied eco-system in the park attracts raptor species including bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, northern harrier and ferruginous hawk as well as waterfowl and shorebirds.

Boating - The lake is open to boating. Please see conditions for ramp schedules. The Cherry Creek Marina (303-779-6144 or http://www.cherrycreekmarina.com) offers full concessions including boating lessons, rentals and bait during the summer season.

Camping - Cherry Creek Campground has 135 newly renovated sites. Full hook-up sites and basic tent sites reservable by calling 303-470-1144 or 1-800-678-2267. Open year-round.

Cross-country Skiing - Permitted on our trails with appropriate snow conditions.

Education Programs - Call 303-690-1166 X6566 for program dates and information or to schedule programs.

Fishing - Popular with local fisherman for close-to-home quality fishing from shore or boat. Always stay at least 60 feet away from the front of the Tower structure. Ice fishing when conditions permit. See "Conditons" for current information. Visit http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/ for information.

Group Camping - There are three Group Campsites in the Campground. Call the Camper Registration Office at 303-693-3957 for reservations. See details under Group Facilities.

Group Picnicking - There are six unique group picnic areas, some accommodating up to 250 people. Call the Park Office for reservations at 303-690-1166 X6561. See details under Group Facilities.

Hiking - 12 miles of multi-use trails. Easy rolling terrain.

Horseback Riding - The 12 Mile Stables at Cherry Creek is now open. The stables offers horse rentals, hay rides, day camps, riding lessons, and horse boarding. Please call 1-888-61-HORSES or visit http://horserentalsdenver.com/ .

Ice Skating - Ice skating (at your own risk) when conditions allow.

Jet Skiing - The lake is open to boating. See Boat Ramps under Conditions for more information. Jet ski rentals available at The Ski Shak (303-766-0766) Memorial through Labor Day.

Model Airplane Flying - Located on the west side of the park, the airfield provides asphalt runways and frequency posts.

Picnicking - Public picnic tables around the lake on a first come - first serve basis. Group sites must be reserved in advanced. See Group Facilities for details.

Sledding - Sledding is allowed if conditions permit. There must be sufficient snow cover to prevent resource damage. There is no designated sledding area.

Snowshoeing - Permitted on our trails with appropriate snow conditions.

Snowtubing - Tubing is allowed when conditions permit.

Swimming - The lake is open to swimming until the day after Labor Day.

Volleyball - Poles are installed. Bring your own net and ball.

Water Skiing - Ski counter-clockwise north of the Ski Line (when lake is open to boating). See "Boating".

Winter Camping - Reservations may be made at full hook up and basic sites year-round by calling 303-470-1144 or 1-800-678-2267.
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