To Timnath Residents and Permit Holders:
We are thrilled that the Timnath Reservoir Park is currently open. Spending time outdoors has both physical and mental health benefits and during times like these, we are especially fortunate to have this wonderful amenity in our community. With the Stay-At-Home Order in place people are looking for opportunities to recreate in a safe environment while continuing to comply with the State of Colorado’s and Larimer County’s directives. At this time the Timnath Reservoir and park are open to use by permit holders.
We encourage our residents to take advantage of all that the space allows. This includes trails that are perfect for hiking, jogging, taking your dog for a walk, bike rides, bird watching, and fishing. Just remember to practice social distancing and stay 6-feet from other park visitors.
Thanks to the beautiful weather, the boating season has also started much earlier. To ensure you’re ready for the season, please take the following steps.
Coronavirus Safety Procedures
To continue to keep the Timnath Reservoir open, we need to work together as a community and continue following the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Colorado, and Larimer County’s directives while in the presence of others. This includes, but may not be limited to, wearing masks and keeping 6 feet between yourself and your fellow outdoor enthusiast.
Our boat inspectors will follow the guidelines by wearing face masks and gloves. Please, do your part to help to keep our inspectors safe by staying six feet away from them during the inspection or when they are tagging your boat. All tags and receipts will be dropped into a plastic bag to help reduce contact.
Early Season Boating
Boating is allowed only when conditions are conducive for safe boating. All Policy Requirements (as agreed to at time of permit issuance) must be observed and adhered to, particularly those related to motorized and non-motorized boating days. Motorized boating is only allowed on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and the first and third Sunday of every month.
ANS BOAT INSPECTIONS ARE MANDATORY. This is not optional. If you haven’t been inspected and enter the reservoir your permit will be revoked.
Accommodations have been made for those wishing to conduct “early-season” boating. Inspections will be offered on-site every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Inspections will also be available when there is a certified attendant on-site. Inspectors will also confirm that each motorized watercraft has an ANS stamp adhered to the boat. If a boat is not inspected, it may NOT launch. The consequence for not being inspected is revocation of permit.
You will see an increase in the number of Reservoir Attendants this season to expedite the entering and exiting of watercraft. At full season, we anticipate having four Attendants in place to make sure there is an Attendant on-site when the Reservoir opens at 6:00 a.m. and an Attendant on-site when the reservoir closes at 7:00 p.m. for motorized boats. Be sure to leave the reservoir before 7:00 p.m. in order to be inspected. If a watercraft exits the water without an Attendant on-site to tag your boat, you will be inspected upon return to the Reservoir.
We invite you to visit the Reservoir, to enjoy this public amenity and to take the time to relax, refresh and renew.
Timnath Town Staff