Boating Permits


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

Windsor Lake Boating Regulations (PDF)

For questions, please send an e-mail

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 9 a.m. on Mondays. 

Motorized Boating Permit Costs

  • 1/2 Day Cost: 
    • $25 Residents
    • $35 Non-Residents
  • Annual Cost: $500.
    Maximum of 20 permits sold starting May 8. 

Motorized Boat Permit Use

  • Days: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday *Not available on July 4.
  • Dates: 
    • May 27 through August 13 
    • August 19 through September 17: Saturday and Sunday Only
  • Times: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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 13, non-motorized boats can be on the lake year-round from sunrise to sunset as long as ice is not present. 

Non-motorized boats can launch from here.

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. A sailboat is a non-motorized craft and requires a copy of registration on file. Please submit a copy of your state registration to before purchasing your permit.  

Non-Motorized Boat Permit Use

  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday  
  • Dates: May 28 through August 13
  • Time: Daylight hours only
  • July 4: non-motorized boating is available until 8 p.m.

Non-Motorized Boating Permit Cost

Non-Motorized Boating Cost:

  • Daily Permit (Windsor Residents): $10
  • Daily Permit (Non-Residents): $15
  • Annual Permit (Windsor Residents): $50
  • Annual Permit (Non-Residents): $65

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 submit the following documents:

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

Motorized boating applications for the 2023 season will open Monday, May 8, 2023.
To submit your paperwork, please click here

 Please e-mail with questions. 

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).