Flat Water Paddling in Colorado Springs, CO
About Colorado Springs Flat Water Paddling
You don't have to travel too far to splash around during the dry heat of a Front Range summer in The Springs. Motorized watercraft are not allowed on the quiet waters of Quail Lake, which is managed by the city. It's the perfect spot for a sunset paddle on a SUP or the type of place where you can work on perfecting your kayak roll technique. Or head out of town to the popular shores of Manitou Lake in the Pike National Forest. Motorized watercraft are not allowed on its five acres and it's the perfect place for a post-paddle picnic.
Rampart Reservoir is a 500-surface-acre lake northwest of Colorado Springs. It’s a locals’ favorite for fishing, camping, hiking and mountain biking, and it’s also a stunning destination for flat-water kayaking and canoeing.
The Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center offers flat water paddling clinics on the Trout Creek Reservoir, a very friendly and peaceful body of water perfect for learning.
This cold water reservoir is a great place to enjoy flat water paddling with gorgeous scenery surrounding you in every direction.
The reservoir that is the centerpiece of this popular fishing and picnicking area is small – five acres – but it’s perfect for a little serene paddling.
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