Waneka Lake Boathouse

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1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette, CO | 303-673-9124
The Boathouse at Waneka Lake Park offers various watercraft rentals, including paddleboats, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards. Only watercraft rented at the boathouse are allowed on the lake. No personal vessels at any time.

Summer 2023

Waneka Lake Boathouse Opened June 22

Favorable local and regional conditions have allowed the allocation and distribution of water resources necessary to fill Waneka Lake for boathouse operations.

The City’s priority is to ensure sufficient water supply is stored and available for essential indoor uses for the community. This spring, regional water availability due to snowpack levels, a slow and steady melting of snow, and added precipitation has enabled the City to replenish its storage reservoirs and deliver water to Waneka Lake and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve.

While Lafayette and the region are in favorable water positions today, climate conditions this summer, winter, and next spring can quickly change the situation. Conservation and reducing outdoor irrigation are key factors in shifting habits to reduce demand and move to more sustainable water usage. 

Learn more about lowering outdoor irrigation and other water conservation methods by visiting lafayetteco.gov/WaterConservation.

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Waneka Lake Boathouse Information

The Boathouse is open for operations, as shown below. Paddleboat, stand-up paddleboard, canoe, and kayak rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Hours of operations 

Saturdays and Sundays:  


Weekdays: Closed

Special Holidays (Open)
Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4: 10am-4pm

Rental rates

  • 2 Person Paddleboats
    $10 / 30 minutes
  • 4 Person Paddleboats
    $10 / 30 minutes
  • Stand-Up Paddleboards*
    $10 / 30 minutes
  • 1 or 2 person Kayak
    $8 / 30 minutes
  • Canoes
    $5 / 30 minutes

*Make your Standup Paddleboard rental a breeze with a 5-visit rental pass. Save 10% off five paddleboard rentals!

Waneka Lake Boathouse

Standup Paddleboard Yoga


SUP Yoga is traditional yoga taught on a standup paddleboard on the water at Waneka Lake Park in Lafayette. You'll learn the basics of maneuvering on a board and the keys to accessing yoga postures on the water. These classes are appropriate for all levels of participants, from beginner to advanced (both yoga and paddleboard use) and the full range in between.

Saturdays  | Aug. 19 and 26 |  9:30-11am  |  $20 Residents / $25 Nonresidents

Class Set-Up: 9:30-9:45 am
Yoga Flows: 9:45-10:45 am
Class Break-Down: 10:45-11:00 am

 Try this fun, challenging, calming, empowering yoga experience. Register now! 

Waneka Lake rules

  • No swimming or wading due to safety and liability concerns
  • No private vessels are permitted on the lake
  • A fishing license is mandatory for those 16 years of age and older
  • State fishing regulations apply- purchase a fishing license
  • All bass less than 15 inches must be returned to the water
  • The lake is stocked with rainbow trout