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Horsetooth Reservoir Plus Backyard Eats

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) (UTC-07:00)
Satanka Cove Horsetooth North Boat Ramp
West County Road 48C
Bellvue, CO  
Event Contact(s):
Leslie C Taylor
8328689925 (p)
832-868-9925 (c)
Local Day Paddle
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This is an ACA-sanctioned event where all participants must wear a properly fitting and fastened PFD. No alcohol or recreational drugs while on the water. Non-ACA members must pay $10 and sign an ACA waiver before paddling. Non RMSKC members who are members of the ACA need not pay the fee, but must have a current ACA Annual Waiver.

Paddle Plan
Be ready for the 10 a.m. launch from Satanka ramp on the north end of Horsetooth Reservoir.  We will explore the bays along the right-hand side to avoid most motor boat traffic.  We will take a break at or near the boat-in camp sites 9 and 10, where you can hike up into Lory State Park via the East Valley Trail if you wish.   Expect to paddle at least 6 miles.  Overachievers may paddle the whole reservoir and cover up to 12 miles, but please do not go alone.  Let Leslie know your plan when we take our break.  Cell phone coverage is spotty. 

After the Paddle
After the paddle, all are invited to go to Leslie's place in the  Parkwood subdivision, on Kirkwood, just off LeMay and near Drake.  It is short drive (8.4 miles) from Horsetooth. We will have a spring-time light supper of some sort outside/inside depending on the afternoon thunderstorms.  Exact address provided at the paddle. 
Passes & Parking
You will need to pay a daily permit fee of $10.  Information at

If you get an annual pass, it will cover Horsetooth, Carter Lake and Pinewood Reservoir for the rest of the year.
Please make sure your Annual ACA Waiver is up to date.  

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