Recreational Modification

Recreational Modification Projects

The Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project participants will undertake recreational modifications at Chatfield State Park to address any impacts of additional water storage.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: This day use area consists of a paved access road and parking lot, and an upland area with trails and pedestrian paths, which are used for launching hot air balloons during special events. Restroom facilities, drinking fountains, picnic tables, grills, benches, trash container, and an information kiosk are located nearby at the Deer Creek DUA.

PROJECT MODIFICATIONS: The Perimeter Road will be relocated and elevated to provide ln-kind flood protection. The Deer Creek Day Use Area will also be modified and located adjacent to the Balloon Launch area providing access to restroom facilities, drinking fountains, picnic tables, grills, benches, trash container, and an information kiosk. Existing pedestrian trails will be replaced In-kind. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

The Campgrounds will not be impacted by environmental mitigation or recreation modification and will not be modified. Access to the campgrounds will be provided during construction.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: Catfish Flats Day Use Area consists of a parking lot, a knoll with individual picnic tables, two group-use picnic shelters, multiple small structures, and a restroom. Other facilities include benches, horseshoe pit, and sand volleyball court. The Perimeter Recreation Trail runs along the west edge of the picnic area traverse berms that provide a visual separation between the picnic areas and the Perimeter Road.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The Catfish Flats Day Use Area and the Park Perimeter Road will be moved further uphill and elevated to provide In-kind flood protection. The new access drive will connect directly to the Perimeter Road. The asphalt parking lot is replaced In-kind with five (5) of the spaces modified for ADA compliance. All existing recreation features will be either relocated or replaced In-kind. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: This day use area consists of a paved access road and parking lot, and a picnic area in a riparian setting. Recreation facilities include rest rooms, drinking fountains, picnic tables, grills, benches, trash container, and an information kiosk. A pedestrian bridge across Deer Creek is located nearby.

Native upland grassland dominates the majority of the site, with some widely spaced shade trees and junipers in the vicinity of the parking lot and restroom. Views in this area are unrestricted across the site. Cottonwoods, willows and other riparian and wetland species are established along Deer Creek.

PROJECT MODIFICATIONS: The Perimeter Road will be relocated and elevated to provide ln-kind flood protection and access to the Deer Creek Day Use area. The Area will also be moved a short distance and located adjacent to the Balloon Launch area. With the higher water levels in the Reservoir and the modifications to the site, there will be increased shoreline access from the Deer Creek Day Use Area. New or relocated facilities include a parking lot, picnic tables with grills, trash containers, pedestrian trails, and the Deer Creek pedestrian bridge. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today. The linear Cottonwood grove at the shoreline will be reestablished at a higher elevation.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: The Eagle Cove Day Use area consists of a gravel parking lot and trash dumpster, with no recreation facilities. Although the area has close access to the shoreline, swimming or boat launching is not permitted. Social trails along the shoreline have developed over time.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The gravel parking lot will be moved further uphill along with the Park Perimeter Road to provide in-kind flood protection. With the higher water levels in the Reservoir, shoreline access will be maintained. All existing recreation features will be relocated or replaced in-kind. Three of the existing relocated parking spaces will be designated ADA. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: The Chatfield Stables provide rental horses for trail-rides and boarding facilities open to the public. Tack sheds and hitch rails are also provided along with a covered pavilion for group picnics. Natural surface equestrian trails are accessed from Stables providing wrangler-guided horseback riding throughout the Park.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The stables will not be impacted by environmental mitigation or recreation modification and will not be modified. However, the stable entrance road will be relocated to the south to accommodate the new alignment and elevation of the Perimeter Road. The Equestrian trail inundated by higher normal water levels in the Reservoir will be elevated to provide In-kind flood protection and reconstructed with the natural surface materials available along the new trail alignment.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: Fox Run Day Use Area is a group picnic area that consists of a gravel parking lot, portable restrooms, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits, and a group-use picnic shelter. The Perimeter Recreation Trail runs between the parking lot and the shelter.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The Fox Run Day Use Area is redeveloped generally in the same location as the existing facilities. A new access drive is constructed along the same alignment as the existing but regraded to meet the elevation of the new Perimeter Road. The existing gravel parking lot remains, with two (2) of the spaces modified for ADA compliance. The portable restrooms will be replaced with vault restrooms. All existing recreation features will be either relocated or replaced In-kind. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: Gravel Pond Day Use Area is used for swimming, triathlon training and events, nature observation, picnicking, fishing, kayaking, dog training, and scuba training. The area consists of a gravel access road off the Perimeter Road and two parking areas located between the Gravel Pond, the South Platte River, and a second small pond to the east. The parking lot functions as a trailhead for the natural surface trail that runs south. Commercial paddle board rentals are available.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The Gravel Pond is redeveloped generally in the same location as the existing facilities. The access drive is reconstructed along the existing alignment and raised to meet the elevation of the new Perimeter Road. Elevating the Gravel Pond Road also provides In-kind protection from flooding from the South Platte River to preserve water clarity in the Gravel Pond. Two existing gravel parking lots are reconstructed generally in their existing location with a total of five spaces modified for ADA compliance. All recreation features, including picnic tables, benches, and dumpster enclosures will be relocated or replaced In-kind. The existing portable toilets will be replaced by vault restrooms. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: The Jamison Day Use Area includes a paved parking lot, picnic tables, a restroom, vehicle access from the Swim Beach, and multi-use perimeter trail. The vehicular and multi-modal connectivity of the existing Jamison Day Use Area is to the Swim Beach, and the day use area serves as an extension of the Swim Beach.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The Jamison Day Use Area and the Park Perimeter Road will be moved further uphill and elevated to provide In-kind flood protection. Vehicle access from the Swim Beach will be eliminated and a separate access from the Park Perimeter Road will be provided. All existing recreation features will be relocated or replaced In-kind. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: Kingfisher Day Use Area includes a gravel parking lot and shoreline access for fishing and hand-carried boat launching. Other facilities include a dumpster and portable toilet.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The Kingfisher Day Use Area is redeveloped generally in the same location as the existing facilities. A new access drive is constructed adjacent to the existing and re-graded to meet the elevation of the new Perimeter Road. The existing gravel parking lot is raised and rebuilt In-kind to the existing with two (2) of the spaces modified for ADA compliance. The portable toilet will be replaced with a vault toilet and a yard hydrant will be installed. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: The existing land-side Marina and other associated recreational facilities include: paved circulation roads; parking for boat launching, general recreation users, group sites, and marina employees; bicycle and pedestrian trails (earth and paved) linking the area facilities; portable toilets and restrooms with showers; individual and group picnic areas; boat launching facilities with two ramps, hoist, courtesy dock, ANS inspection station, and vehicle/trailer parking; fenced and paved Marina storage yard with storage sheds; handicap access fishing pier and paved trail from the parking lot; water craft concessionaire; and swimming-prohibited beaches.

PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS:
The land-side portion of the Marina and recreational facilities will be moved uphill, elevated to provide flood protection, and relocated or replaced with In-kind facilities. In general, relocated recreation facilities are within the same or similar proximity to each other as existing facilities with some minor modifications to improve functionality. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: The existing Marina includes secured floating docks with mooring slips of various sizes, dockside utilities, and level of services that are accessible from two gangways from the shore. Services provided include fueling stations with attendant building, sanitary pump-out facilities, courtesy dockage, and picnic areas for slip patrons. A building housing a sit-down restaurant, snack bar services, and offices is available to the general public.

PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS: The waterside facilities at the Marina are still being designed, but generally existing facilities will be replaced with In-kind facilities with some potential modifications in the same general location. The number of boat slips will remain the same.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: This day use area includes gravel and asphalt trails, a gravel parking lot, a vault toilet, picnic tables with grills, benches, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits. The site is located on a small plateau between the shoreline and a steep slope offering views of the Reservoir.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The existing parking lot and access drive will remain, with the addition of ADA compliant spaces. The existing site configuration is refined by relocating the vault restroom and dumpster to the north end of the parking lot to improve accessibility. The picnic areas and trail are reconfigured to also improve accessibility. Two ADA accessible and six regular picnic tables will be provided and the volleyball court and horseshoe pit will be replaced. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: North Boat Ramp is a formal boat launch area in the northwest corner of the Reservoir. This area includes two separate boat ramps, each providing ramp lanes and courtesy docks, paved parking, circulation areas, picnic shelters and a variety of site features. Also provided are two ANS boat inspection houses, trash dumpsters, information kiosks, and an ice rescue posts.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Due to existing site constraints, this site will be redeveloped at the existing location with a similar configuration, but at a higher elevation to provide in-kind flood protection. The parking lot size, configuration, lighting, and ancillary features are identical to the existing. The restroom facilities along the west side of the site are not affected by the CSRP Project and are left in their existing condition. The picnic area along with the walks, and trails along the easterly end of the site will be reconfigured to adapt to the new grading.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: Both paved and earthen pedestrian and bike trails are located throughout the Park providing access to recreation facilities and remote forested and wetland areas.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: Any trails impacted by environmental mitigation or recreation modification will be replaced In-kind providing the same or similar access to Park facilities.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: The Platte River Day Use Area provides restroom facilities and a gravel parking lot with ADA access to the Platte River trail.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The gravel parking and restroom facilities will not be modified but the two access roads from the Perimeter Road will be repaved. The South Platte River Trail will be relocated to the east side of the South Platte River and will be constructed as a natural surface path to accommodate the equestrian users, while also accommodating mountain bicyclists and hikers.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: Plum Creek Day Use Area serves as a trailhead and is located on the southeast side of the Reservoir, just south of Roxborough Cove. The area includes a gravel parking lot, picnic tables with grills, a bench, horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, and a vault restroom.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The area will be moved approximately ¼ mile southwest and elevated to provide improved level of flood protection. The gravel parking lot will be reconstructed and five parking spaces modified for ADA compliance. All existing recreation features will be either relocated or replaced In-kind. One ADA compliant picnic table will be provided. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: Roxborough Cove Day Use area provides shoreline access to the Reservoir. The area includes a gravel parking lot, a trash dumpster, and a vault restroom.

RECREATION MODIFICATION: The gravel parking area will be moved uphill to the southeast, elevated, and located to maintain the proximity to the Reservoir and trails. Two parking spaces will be made ADA compliant, the dumpster enclosure relocated, and a new vault restroom constructed. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

The RV Dump Station will not be impacted by environmental mitigation or recreation modification and will not be modified. Access to the dump station will be provided during construction.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: The Swim Beach provides facilities for year-round recreation activities, including swimming and paddle boarding during the summer season, ice fishing and wind sailing during the winter, and picnicking during favorable weather periods. Facilities include: a shower and restroom, first aid station, Park office, concessionaire building, paved parking, picnic tables with grills, benches, portable toilets and an expansive sand beach.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: The Swim Beach recreation area and the Park perimeter road will be moved to the west and elevated to provide access and In-kind flood protection. Reconfiguration of the Swim Beach area will increase available parking, provide more detail to the buildings and sand beach, and improve the connectivity throughout the site. All existing recreation facilities and opportunities will be re-established to In-kind level of service, except that the distance from the buildings to the shoreline will increase from 130 to 340 feet due to greater fluctuations in the Reservoir water levels, but this will also provide more beach area. Landscape will be restored in a native condition similar to what exists today.

PURPOSE AND NEED
Some existing trees within the Reservoir fluctuation zone are expected to be impacted as the result of recreation modification construction activities and the increase in pool elevation and inundation under the proposed reallocation. Dead trees are a potential hazard to boaters and other park visitors and dam operations.

The FR/EIS originally anticipated that all trees below elevation 5439 would be cleared and grubbed, but the Chatfield Reservoir Mitigation Company, in coordination with CPW and USACE, determined this would be too destructive to the environment.

FLUCTUATION ZONE ADAPTIVE TREE MANAGEMENT
An adaptive tree management plan has been developed by the CRMC team in coordination with CPW, USACE and the Colorado State Forest Service. The objectives of tree management in the fluctuation zone around Chatfield Reservoir are to:

  • Protect visitor safety by removing trees that will be navigation hazards at higher water levels
  • Preserve dam safety by removing wood debris that can lodge in the dam outlet
  • Conserve as many healthy trees as possible in the fluctuation zone
  • Maintain important bird and wildlife habitat
  • Remove invasive tree species

Adaptive tree management will be completed by the Colorado State Forest Service. The Forest Service is planning a three-phase process.

Weeds and other nuisance plants thrive in disturbed soils and poorly vegetated areas. Once weeds establish and take over these areas, it is difficult to reclaim these areas with native vegetation. Vegetation management measures are being completed now in an effort to minimize the number of weeds and other nuisance plants present after the new facilities in the Park are constructed. Preemptive vegetation management consists of:

  • Identification of weed and other nuisance plants and areas for treatment (Fall 2016)
  • Mowing areas to make it easier to see and spray weeds and other nuisance plants in the spring (May/June 2017)
  • Applying herbicides that target weed and other nuisance plant species present in the areas where soil will be disturbed (June and July 2017)

The herbicides that are used are approved prior to use by Chatfield State Park and the Army Corps of Engineers. The application areas and dates are announced on signs at the Park entrances. The areas that are treated are marked with flagging that have the herbicide sprayed with the associated signal word, and the application date. The application areas are safe to enter when the herbicide is dry, generally within a day of application.

Other Chatfield State Park Facilities Not Affected by Reallocation Projects

(NOTE: All recreation areas will be open in summer 2017.)

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: The Amphitheater is located in the campgrounds at the south end of Chatfield Reservoir. Programs are scheduled seasonally at the park from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Regularly scheduled events through that period are as follows: Amphitheater: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. Other regular programs in the park include Beach Mania at the swim beach on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Also see calendar for more details.

A separate 200-seat outdoor amphitheater at the Discovery Pavilion + Audubon Center in the southwest corner of the park provides space for outdoor programming for larger groups. Check the http://www.denveraudubon.org/auduboncenter/ website for schedule and details.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Neither the Amphitheater nor the campgrounds themselves will be affected by the recreation facilities modifications needed for the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. However, there will be some rerouting of access roads during construction in 2018 and/or 2019. Schedules, signage and information on the chatfieldreallocation.org website will be available at that time.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: Chatfield has 30 miles of paved and soft-surface trails. Trails are normally designated multi-use. Ask for a map upon entering the park. Conditions may vary depending upon the trail. Connecting trail links include the Mary Carter Greenway, Centennial trail, Columbine Trail, Highline Canal Trail, Waterton Canyon/Colorado Trail. Permitted uses on the Chatfield Internal Trails Network: foot, bike and skate; usage: medium; degree of difficulty: moderate; elevation: 5460 feet above sea level; ADA accessible? Yes.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS:
Some sections of the trails will be affected temporarily during construction if they pass by or actually go through recreation areas that are being modified in preparation for the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. There will be some rerouting of access roads that could affect trail crossings temporarily during construction in 2018 and/or 2019. Schedules, signage and information on the chatfieldreallocation.org website will be available at that time.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: Chatfield has a full-service marina offering slip rentals, boat rentals, boat storage and Seagull’s restaurant. Rentals at the marina itself include 16-foot fishing boats and pontoon boats that hold up to 10 people. Boat rentals are available starting Memorial Day weekend. Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For information, please call the Marina at (303) 791-5555, or visit the Chatfield Marina website. For more information go to Colorado Water Sports: www.coloradowatersports.com.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: There will be modifications to the Marina in preparation for the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project, and the availability of boat rentals could be affected during that time. For information, please call the Marina at (303) 791-5555 or visit the Chatfield Marina website.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: The Park offers four main camping areas that boast 197 individual camping sites. All campsites are surrounded by native grass, are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills. Facilities include pull-through or back-in campsites, flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, centrally located water, firewood and a sanitary waste station. One hundred twenty sites classified as full hook-up (water, sewer, & electricity provided) located in A, B and D Loops. The remaining 77 sites in Loop B and Loop C have electricity only. Thirty-four sites in Loops B and C have detached tent pads. Twelve campsites are accessible to people with disabilities. A specially designed shower attachment is also available by request from the Campground Registration Building. Campers Note: The Deer Creek Entrance has a height limitation of 13’0″. Camping units taller than this should use the park’s Plum Creek Entrance (see map for directions).

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Neither the campgrounds nor the facilities within the campgrounds will be modified as part of the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. There will be some rerouting of access roads that could affect the campgrounds temporarily during construction in 2018 and/or 2019. Schedules, signage and information on the chatfieldreallocation.org website will be available at that time.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: The Audubon Center provides critical habitat for an abundance of birds, other wildlife, and plants. Set alongside the South Platte River – an important wildlife corridor – the site offers visitors the chance to explore forests, shrublands, grasslands, ponds and wetlands. The classroom at the Audubon Center is outfitted with binoculars, aquatic sweep nets, insect nets, track molds, microscopes and more – to facilitate a hands-on approach to nature discovery. Native gardens attract butterflies and birds near the building while showcasing Colorado plants and organic gardening practices. A 200-seat outdoor amphitheater provides space for outdoor programming for larger groups. Check the Audubon website for schedule and details: http://www.denveraudubon.org/auduboncenter/.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Discovery Pavilion + Audubon Center will not be modified as part of the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. There will be some rerouting of access roads that could affect Discovery Pavilion + Audubon Center temporarily during construction in 2018 and/or 2019. Schedules, signage and information on the chatfieldreallocation.org website will be available at that time.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: First aid station is located near the swim beach. It is open during the recreation season each year. Most park staff are trained in first aid and can assist during an emergency. Emergency room care is available at Littleton Adventist Hospital, 7700 South Broadway (Broadway and Mineral), and at Swedish Medical Center, 6196 South Ammons Way (South Wadsworth, between Coal Mine and Bowles). In case of an emergency, call 911.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS:
First aid station will be relocated temporarily while the swim beach and restrooms are relocated as part of the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. During that time, a temporary first aid station will be set up. Schedules, signage and information on the chatfieldreallocation.org website will be available at that time.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: There are four reservable Group Picnic Areas within the park. These areas are extremely popular, and typically need a reservation made way in advance of your event. Reservations for the 2017 season began on Tuesday following Martin Luther King Day in January. For more information please call the Park Office at (303) 791-7275. Or, check out the Picnicking link under “Park Activities” on the Chatfield homepage.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Some Group Picnic Areas and Picnic Sites will be impacted by the project. See additional information on Group Picnic Areas and Picnic Sites under North Boat Ramp, Massey Draw Day Use Area, Balloon Launch Area, Swim Beach, Jamison Day Use Area, Catfish Flats Day Use Area, Fox Run Day Use Area, Chatfield Marina, Roxborough Day Use Area and Plum Creek Day Use Area (see above).

Colorado is world renowned for its wide array of outdoor recreation. Colorado Parks and Wildlife strives to make sure that everyone can access our special places and activities. For additional information on accessibility, visit http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Accessibility.aspx.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: There are two Overlooks – one is located near the Spillway on the west side at the north end of the Park and a second on the east side of the Park near Heronry Picnic Area.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Overlooks will not be modified as part of the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. There will be some rerouting of access roads that could affect the Overlooks temporarily during construction in 2018 and/or 2019, particularly the Overlook on the west side of the Park. Schedules, signage and information on the chatfieldreallocation.org website will be available at that time.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY:
Chatfield State Park Headquarters (Office) is located inside the Park on the east side of the reservoir, between the Heronry Picnic Area and the campground. The Park office has staff available to answer questions and provide more detailed information as needed (beyond what can be handled at the park gates.) There are some souvenirs available for purchase as well. The office hours are: Monday-Friday, except state holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended summer hours (May 1-September 30): Saturday, Sunday and summer holidays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Park Office does close from approximately 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Telephone: (303) 791-7275. The mailing address is 11500 North Roxborough Park Road; Littleton, CO 80125. FAX is (303) 791-1231. Please check the Chatfield State Park home page for more information regarding fire bans: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/Chatfield.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS:
The Chatfield State Park Headquarters (Office) will not be affected by the project, though during construction there may be some road detours and traffic slowing near the office. Please check the project website for updates: chatfieldreallocation.org.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: There are four reservable Group Picnic Areas throughout the Park. These areas are extremely popular, and typically need a reservation made way in advance of your event. Reservations begin the Tuesday following Martin Luther King Day in January. For more information please call the Park Office at (303) 791-7275, or check out the Picnicking link under “Park Activities” on the Chatfield home page. Please check the Chatfield State Park home page: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/Chatfield.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Some Group Picnic Areas and Picnic Sites will be impacted by the project. See additional information on Group Picnic Areas and Picnic Sites under North Boat Ramp, Massey Draw Day Use Area, Balloon Launch Area, Swim Beach, Jamison Day Use Area, Catfish Flats Day Use Area, Fox Run Day Use Area, Chatfield Marina, Roxborough Day Use Area and Plum Creek Day Use Area under Recreational Modification Projects above.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITY: Chatfield has a full-service marina offering slip rentals, boat rentals, boat storage and Seagull’s restaurant. Seagull Restaurant and snack bar is scheduled to open for the 2017 season on May 31. Please contact the Chatfield Marina for information at (303) 791-5555 or check their website at www.chatfieldmarina.com. Services available seasonally.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Chatfield Marina will be impacted by the project. See additional information on Chatfield Marina under Recreational Modifications Projects above.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITES: Restrooms are located at Dog Off Leash Area, North Boat Ramp, Massey Draw Day Use Area, Balloon Launch Area, Swim Beach, Jamison Day Use Area, Catfish Flats Day Use Area, Horse Stables, Discovery Pavilion/Audubon Center, Platte River, Heronry Picnic Area, Model Airplane Runway, Group Loop, Campgrounds, Chatfield Marina, Plum Creek and Roxborough Park Road Entrance Station. Showers are located in the Campgrounds and seasonally at the Swim Beach. The cost of showers is 50 cents for the first 3 minutes and 25 cents for each additional minute. The use of these facilities is for park guests only.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Some of these restroom facilities will be impacted during construction of the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. See additional information on restrooms and showers under North Boat Ramp, Massey Draw Day Use Area, Balloon Launch Area, Swim Beach, Jamison Day Use Area, Catfish Flats Day Use Area, Chatfield Marina, Plum Creek and Roxborough Park Road Entrance Station under Recreational Modification Projects above.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: Perimeter Road from approximately the east side of the Park at the South Platte River parking area past the Heronry Picnic Area, Park Headquarters (Office), Campgrounds to Roxborough Park Road will not be affected. IT IS ILLEGAL TO PARK ALONG ANY ROAD. THE RANGERS STRICTLY ENFORCE THIS POLICY AND WILL QUICKLY PROVIDE YOU WITH A NASTY TICKET.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Perimeter Road from the South Platte River parking area around the west side of the Park to the North Boat Ramp, including West Access to the Park, access roads (secondary roads) and bridges and crossings in this area will be affected by the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. Please refer to current news and project activities for update road detours and closures. Please check the project website for updates: chatfieldreallocation.org.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: The RV Dump Station is located east of the South Platte River parking area south of the Campgrounds and near the Group Camping area on the Perimeter Road just to the west of the Roxborough Park Road Entrance Station. Potable and rinse water (bon-potable) available. Open year round. User fee: $9.00 park entrance fee; $18.00 to dump.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: The RV Dump Station itself will not be affected by the project. However, there may be a detour access road to it during construction of some facilities for the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. Small map available at http://www.sanidumps.com/locationmap2.php?id=2425. Please check the project website for updates: chatfieldreallocation.org.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: Horse Stables are located on the access road from the Perimeter Road near Jamison Day Use Area on the west side of the park directly west of Fox Run Day Use Area. Open year round. Lots of trails in thousands of acres. Trail rides and pony rides available. Approximately 50 horses, all with names and personalities. There is a horse ready for any and all skill levels.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Chatfield Stables itself will not be affected by the project. However, check additional information at www.chatfieldstables.com for any trail crossings that may be affected temporarily during construction of facilities for the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. Also see information on modifications at North Boat Ramp, Massey Draw Day Use Area, Balloon Launch Area, Swim Beach, Jamison Day Use Area, Catfish Flats Day Use Area, Fox Run Day Use Area, Chatfield Marina, Roxborough Day Use Area and Plum Creek Day Use Area for possible temporary trail impacts. Please check the project website for updates: chatfieldreallocation.org.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park Facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: Scuba diving is allowed at the Gravel Pond.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Scuba diving will be affected by the project in 2018 and/or 2019. See additional information above on Gravel Pond under Recreational Modification Projects. Please check the project website for updates: chatfieldreallocation.org.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: The Swim Beach is open seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Operating hours are sunrise to sunset. These hours are strictly enforced for your safety. There is no lifeguard on duty and all children under the age of 12 need to be supervised by an adult.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: The Swim Beach will be impacted by the project. For more information, see Swim Beach above under Recreational Modification Projects. Please check the project website for updates: chatfieldreallocation.org.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: Trailhead is located on the west side of the Park near the Discovery Pavilion + Audubon Center.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: The Trailhead will not be affected by the project.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: Water Skiing is accessed at the North Boat Ramp, located on the west side and north end of the Park and at the Chatfield Marina.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS: Water Skiing access via North Boat Ramp and Chatfield Marina will be affected by the project. See additional information under North Boat Ramp and Chatfield Marina under Recreational Modification Projects above. Please check the project website for updates: chatfieldreallocation.org.

STATUS: All Chatfield State Park facilities will be open during the 2017 season.

EXISTING FACILITIES: One Wildlife Viewing Area is located on the west side of the Park. Two other Wildlife Viewing Areas are located on the east side of the Park.

RECREATION MODIFICATIONS:
The three Wildlife Viewing Areas will not be affected by the project.

For more information, view our technical resources.

Contact Information

1-855-387-4660