Boating at Cachuma Lake!
As Cachuma Lake is a domestic water supply, swimming, water skiing, windsurfing, or any other body contact with the water is prohibited. Regattas of 8 or more boats must notify the park at least one week in advance of the event.
Because of the threat of Quagga Mussels Cachuma now has mandatory boat inspections. A Cachuma Lake boating permit (annual or day-use) and current state registration (decal and number) must be displayed.
Standard-designed boats must be a minimum 10 ft. long, 42 in. wide and 12 in. deep in the passenger carrying space. Inflatables must have rigid flooring, a rigid transom, and 2 or more inflatable chambers. Boats under 12 ft. long and 48 in. wide may carry no more than 2 persons. Collapsibles must be at least 12 ft. in length, bow to stern, may not carry more than 2 persons, and may not carry a motor weighing more than 50 lbs. All collapsibles must display a Coast Guard certificate for design and manufacturer. Catamarans with trampoline decks must be at least 14 ft. in length, and may carry a maximum 4 persons. Dogs are not allowed in boats.
Kayaks and canoes now allowed at Cachuma Lake! Check out how the grand opening went! Rocky Mountain Recreation, the Cachuma Lake marina concession has kayaks for rent. Click to see rules, regulations, and lake map.
As of May 26, 2010 Cachuma Lake Marina & Boat Rentals, a new concession run by the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company, are open for business, and at new lower prices!!