Bring Your Own

Vallecito Lake supports all manner of boating from Paddle Boarding to Power Boating.
Bring your own and use the public launch ramp.


A FREE pre-launch inspection of all motorized vessels, by personnel trained by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, is required. This is an inspection for invasive species.

Launching your boat is free but you must have a boating permit issued by the lake recreation managment agency. Permits are sold at many local businesses or at the agency's office, Pine River Irrigation District (PRID). Their phone number is 970-884-2558.

Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards do not need to be inspected and do not need a boating permit.