Colorado: A Guide to the State & National Parks (State & by Barbara Sinotte

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The recreational opportunities are unlimited at this 3,915-acre park. There's excitement on the 880-acre reservoir with waterskiers, windsurfers, and boaters. Yet solitude can be found fishing in a cove or walking the nature trails. For the most relaxing visit try Page 21 the park on weekdays or evenings when Cherry Creek's atmosphere is quite different than on weekends. The views are pretty spectacular, too. During the summer, colorful masts from sailboats and windsurfers dot the lake against a backdrop of the Rockies.

A connecting trail runs between the lakes along the Redlands Canal and the Colorado River. Picnicking: Picnicking is a popular activity at every section of the park. Several cool, green picnic sites are available along the river and at the lake shores. There are shaded picnic sites at all of the park sections. Water Sports: Hand-propelled crafts and boats with electric trolling motors are allowed at Connected Lakes and Island Acres. All boating is prohibited at Corn Lake. Swimming is available at Island Acres Lake No.

Model Airplane Field: Model airplane enthusiasts will find asphalt runways, frequency posts, and field regulations for radio controlled aircraft at this area located in the southwestern end of the park. Swimming Beach: A gathering spot for young people to soak up that Colorado sun, Cherry Creek has a sandy beach and roped-off swimming area. Where else can you sit on a beach mid-summer and view snow-capped peaks? Food concessions, bathhouse, and first-aid station are located at the beach area. Facilities for the Disabled: Special facilities to accommodate handicapped persons are located at the fishing access areas, the Dixon Grove picnic area, the campground, the group picnic sites, and the beach.

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