Summer is in full swing, and it has been HOT lately! When the weather gets unbearable, I can’t help but dream of spending time on the water! Whether I’m chilling on a swim beach, or paddling around on a SUP or kayak, I just love a good lake day! Here’s my list of the best lakes in and near Loveland!
Horsetooth Reservoir – Rent a SUP or bring your own! There are different coves and lots to explore. Horsetooth also has a swim beach, and, if you play your cards right, you can reserve a camping spot, and make it a lake weekend!
Carter Lake – Located in the south west foothills of Loveland, this feels like a real getaway, even though it’s close to town! Head there for camping, paddling, fishing, or to play on the swim beach!
Pinewood Reservoir – Near Carter Lake in the south west Loveland Foothills. It’s a no wake lake, so bring your kayak and SUP, and maybe your rod and reel as well!
Lon Hagler Reservoir – If you love to fish, this is your spot. Wakeless boating only, so bring your fishing kayak, and enjoy a day dropping your line in the water!
Boyd Lake – A great place to take kids. There’s a swim beach, SUP and kayak rentals, a playground, and concessions. You could easily spend an entire day here!
Boedecker Reservoir – You’ll need your own SUP for this one. No wakes aloud, so it’s great for first timer.
Swim Beach at Lake Loveland – Lake Loveland is a private lake, so you’ll need to be a resident to boat here. But check out the public swim beach to have a place to splash on a hot summer day!
Did we miss your favorite spot to paddle, splash, and soak up the sun? Tell us where you think the best lakes near Loveland are!
Looking for some other ways to cool off? Check out this list of Northern Colorado Splash Pads!