Boating Permits


  • Boat at your own risk
  • Boating by permit only
  • Hazards may be present

Motorized Boating on Windsor Lake

Motorized permit holders can be scheduled on the lake on motorized days on a first-come, first-served basis. Daily and annual permit holders must reserve their time slot by calling the Community Recreation Center at 970-674-3500 or by registering online. Reservations open at 9am on Mondays. 

Motorized Boating Permit Costs

  • 1/2 Day Cost: 
    • $15 Residents
    • $25 Non-Residents
  • Annual Cost: $450.
    Maximum of 20 permits sold starting June 3. 

Motorized Boat Permit Use

  • Days: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday *Not available on July 4.
  • Dates: 
    • June 3 through August 16 
    • August 17 through September 20: Saturday and Sunday Only
  • Times: 8 am to 2 pm or 2 pm to 8 pm

Non-Motorized Boating on Windsor Lake

All watercraft outside of the swim beach must have a current Town of Windsor permit to use the lake. One permit per watercraft is required. Permits are nontransferable and non-refundable.

Non-motorized boats can only be on the lake during the times listed below. After August 16, non-motorized boats can be on the lake year-round from sunrise to sunset as long as ice is not present. Non-motorized boating is allowed with a permit as long as ice is not present.

Non-Motorized Boats

Non-motorized boat definition for Windsor Lake:

A non-motorized boat is a boat without a motor. We allow trolling motors of 10 HP or less on the lake in a non-motorized capacity. Non-motorized boats also include kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, etc.

Non-Motorized Boat Permit Use

  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday  
  • Dates: June 3 through August 16
  • Time: Daylight hours only
  • July 4: non-motorized boating is available until 8pm

Non-Motorized Boating Permit Cost

Non-Motorized Boating Cost:

  • Daily Permit: $10
  • Annual Permit: $50

How to Purchase a Boating Permit

You can purchase a Non-Motorized Boat Permit online or at the Windsor Community Recreation Center, 250 N 11th Street. For questions, please call 970-674-3500. Please affix all permits to the right side of your craft. One permit per craft.

Required Documentation for motorized and sailboats

Please bring the following documents with you:

  • Current Boat Registration (motorized and sailboats only)
  • Driver’s License
  • Proof of Insurance (motorized only)
  • Proof of residency in Windsor (if applicable)

Upload Required Documentation

Please note: To boat on Windsor Lake motorized boats must have liability coverage with a minimum of $300,000 for bodily injury and property damage.

Boating Rules

For Colorado Boating Statutes and Regulations, call 303-791-1954 or view the Colorado State Parks Boating Rules Brochure (PDF).