The event brought an estimated 500,000 people to the site. Published on March 2, 2016 March 4, 2016 by chrisbrack2014 Leave a comment . Visitors can pass their time watching model airplanes take off and land on the park's airfield, complete with paved runways, or enjoy shooting at the archery / rifle range. that is degrading to another person. Fishing is very popular on the lake especially on the weekends. Pay showers and laundry ($3/load) onsite. It's right in the center of Denver's busiest areas so you're close to nature and nightlife. The Cherry Creek Marina and Yacht Club offers mooring and catered events on the north-western shore. It flows north, through Castlewood Canyon State Park where it is spanned by the historic Cherry Creek Bridge, past Parker and through portions of Centennial and Aurora, and into southeast Denver. City: Aurora. Don't Threaten. Sign-up for our Free Colorado newsletter. Lake Vacation Rentals, 4 BR, The 3.25-mile-long lake is formed by a massive earthen dam that is 141 feet high and 14,300 feet long. The reservoir it creates, Cherry Creek Reservoir, has a water surface of 880 acres (360 ha),[2] and a maximum capacity of 134,470 acre feet (170 million cubic meters). During the summer, visitors can also swim in designated swimming areas. But managers aren’t sure how big the threat is to people playing in streams. Remember, like all Colorado State Parks, a Colorado State Parks pass is required to gain access to the park. Copyright © 2007-2020 Lakelubbers LLC. You will get fit and then you can cool off." You can boat, swim, fish on the lake and hike on trails throughout the large State park surrounding the reservoir. I’ve finally envisioned the first scene, which sets the tone for the entire book. The boat house overlooks the water. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Jared Polis to begin quarantine, Denver politicians, constituents furious over Hancock's 'hypocritical' holiday traveling, 75-plus places to SHOP LOCAL for outdoor gear around Colorado, Three Colorado spots rank among top 'family-friendly' ski resorts in world, Thanksgiving forecast shows chance of snow in Colorado, Precautions help Aspen remain a destination during pandemic. The dam impounds the water from Cherry Creek, a tributary of the river. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/cherry-creek-reservoir-loop-trail Toll Free: 800-678-2267. On August 15, 1993, Cherry Creek State Park was the location for the papal mass of the 8th World Youth Day with Pope John Paul II. It flows northwest through Denver, becoming an urban stream and joining the South Platte River at Confluence Parkin central Denver just west of downtown and approximately 5 miles (8 km) east of the foothills, near the site wher… Cherry Creek Reservoir, an 850-acre lake on the southeast side of Denver, was built in 1948 to 1950 for flood control of Cherry Creek. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. [6], Coordinates: 39°38′53″N 104°51′38″W / 39.6480°N 104.8605°W / 39.6480; -104.8605, http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/DamandLakeProjects/TriLakesProjects/CherryCreekDam.aspx, http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/cherrycreek, http://www.visitaurora.com/attractions/12-mile-stables/, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cherry_Creek_Dam&oldid=982288477, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 October 2020, at 07:17. BA, As a matter of fact, Cherry Creek Reservoir has long been targeted as one of the best walleye fisheries in the central Front Range area. Nature lovers will enjoy hiking through Cherry Creek's natural prairie environment with its gently rolling hills, and bird watching. Threats of harming another biking, jogging, WINDSURFING. Site Aggregating & Curating Colorado Fishing Info, Nestled against the plains southeast of Denver, Cherry Creek State Park is a recreational playground ripe with opportunity for almost any lover of the outdoors. The Cherry Creek Dam safety Exercise, held in August 2013 brought together representatives from several agencies from across the Denver metropolitan area, the State of Colorado and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is a Gold Medal walleye fishery, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors each year. You will get fit and then you can cool off." Cherry Creek Reservoir, an 850-acre lake on the southeast side of Denver, was built in 1948 to 1950 for flood control of Cherry Creek. accounts, the history behind an article. Tag: Cherry Creek Reservoir in Colorado Revisions on my next Regency Novel. Cherry Creek offers lots of wet fun on hot summer days. Visit Website. Advertise Cherry Creek Reservoir. News, travel inspiration, podcasts, & more. There are even some winter campsites available and ice fishing when the lake freezes. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. [3], "World Youth Day memorial signs in need of repair", 66 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Yanks Gulch/Upper Greasewood Creek Natural Area, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cherry_Creek_State_Park&oldid=934353029, Protected areas of Arapahoe County, Colorado, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 6 January 2020, at 02:24. 3.5 Cherry Creek State Park is a state park in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. Use the 'Report' link on The dam and reservoir are owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers. Be Nice. etc. each comment to let us know of abusive posts.