On the Water

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Whether you’re looking for high-octane, white water rapids, bucolic fly fishing, relaxing Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP), canoeing, sailing or more, the open water around Silverthorne is guaranteed to please.

North Pond Park

Located at the intersection of Highway 9 and Hamilton Creek Road, North Pond is a quaint, sheltered body of water ideal for learning to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). The pond is also stocked with trout, features two docks, and warmer water than nearby Dillon Reservoir. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a day on the beach.

Dillon Reservoir

In 1962 the Army Corps of Engineers completed the Dillon Dam on the Blue River to provide water for Denver; an unexpected upshot? A massive lake with nearly 27 miles of shoreline, Dillon Reservoir boasts two marinas, a yacht club, and annual stocking of trout, visitors will find regattas, sailing events and myriad opportunities to fish.

The Blue River

In town and further out, the Blue River has world-class fishing holes, whitewater and calmer stretches, making it a draw for anglers, boaters, and SUPers. Silverthorne-based Cutthroat Anglers and the Colorado Angler are reputable guiding services that also offer rentals and lessons. Rafting—whitewater and flat—is also available on the Blue, and KODI Rafting has been guiding visitors here for more than 30 years. Kayakers and SUPers are frequently on the Blue.

Green Mountain Reservoir

Located about 17 miles north of Silverthorne, Green Mountain Reservoir is one of the only lakes in the area that allows people in the water. This means visitors can wakeboard, tube, waterski, and swim in addition to paddle boarding and boating. The Heeney Marina rents pontoon and small fishing boats. Additionally, there are a range of campsites and cabins for rent near or adjacent to the reservoir.