Windsor Lake

Recreation Lives Here


Because of guidelines set forth by the state, these facilities have been impacted by a nationwide response to COVID-19. For the latest update on using this facility, please visit windsorgov.com/coronavirus

To reserve a time slot for boat rentals or purchase a non-motorized boating permit, visit recreationliveshere.com/RecReg.

Windsor LakeTake a walk around the Windsor Lake Trail which surrounds the perimeter of the lake. The trail is 2.25 miles around.

Recreation Opportunities

During a typical season, Windsor Lake offers many opportunities for recreation activities including:

E.coli Water Samples

The following chart reflects the results from Colorado State University Environmental Quality Laboratory from samples collected at Windsor Lake.

The standard is for the Total E.coli count to be below 235 per 100 milliliter (mL).

Date CollectedTotal E.coli CountTotal Fecal Coliform
September 14, 20200 per 100 mL0 per 100 mL 
September 3, 20201 per 100 mL3 per 100 mL
August 27, 20200 per 100 mL0 per 100 mL 
August 20, 20204 per 100 mL6 per 100 mL 
August 13, 20203 per 100 mL5 per 100 mL 
August 6, 20202 per 100 mL2 per 100 mL 
July 30, 20204 per 100 mL6 per 100 mL
July 21, 20205 per 100 mL7 per 100 mL
July 14, 20202 per 100 mL2 per 100 mL 
July 2, 20202 per 100 mL2 per 100 mL 
June 25, 20201 per 100 mL1 per 100 mL 
June 18, 20202 per 100 mL4 per 100 mL
June 11, 20201 per 100 mL1 per 100 mL


Safety Guidelines & Rules

  • Dogs must be leashed at all times except at the Windsor Lake Dog Park located on the north side of Windsor Lake.
  • Swimming is permitted within the designated Swim Beach Area only marked by ropes and buoys.
  • Swim diapers are requested for use with young children. 
  • Ingestion of untreated agricultural water such as Windsor Lake carries an inherent risk of possible exposure to pathogenic organisms. Individuals who have been ill are asked to refrain from entering the water.
  • Algae may be present.
  • For your safety, it is the Town of Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture Department’s policy to not allow persons or pets on our frozen bodies of water. Although ice is tempting to walk on, temperatures rarely stay consistent enough to form stable ice. Falling through ice can cause great bodily harm or death.