Boating at Navajo State Park
Navajo Reservoir’s 15,000 surface acres of water are a haven to all types of boaters: those with power boats, personal watercraft, sailboats and sailboards. Houseboats often dock here and cruise the 35-mile-long lake in Colorado and New Mexico. Boaters with valid boat registrations in either state can travel the entire lake. Anglers who fish in both states must have valid fishing licenses from both states. For your convenience the Visitor Center sells both New Mexico and Colorado fishing licenses. See Colorado State Parks' Boating Program for state boat registration requirements
Navajo State Park's boat ramp is one of the longest in the state: it extends 110 feet down to the river channel. The park offers a variety of marina services at the Two Rivers Marina
. Boat rentals are available at Navajo through the marina which is also a popular place to moor houseboats and sailboats. Swimming is permitted in the lake, even though there is no swim beach. Please ask for swimming regulations at the Visitor Center.
Opening and closing dates are dependent upon weather and water levels. The boat ramp is closed from December 1 through February 28/29 each year. During that time the lake is closed to trailered watercraft depending on the lake ice conditions. If no ice exists, trailered watercraft may be allowed to launch after mandatory aquatic nuisance species inspection. In the winter, prior arrangements for launching must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 970-883-2208. For marina information, call 883-2628 (BOAT), or visit the Two Rivers Marina Web page
for additional information.
Colorado Division of Wildlife Fishing Page
Colorado State Parks Boating Program
- Information on registrations and safety