To help prevent the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species, inspections are required for all motorized boats, sailboats and fishing boats prior to launching on Bear Creek Reservoir or Big Soda Lake. View boating guidelines and launch hours.
Boat inspection requirements are strictly enforced.
Boats requiring an ANS inspection include motorboats (use of an electric trolling motor on any watercraft also will require an inspection) and sailboats.
Inspections are not required for boats exempted by the State of Colorado, including non-motorized canoes, kayaks, rafts, paddleboards, windsurfers or belly boats.
Please remember to clean, drain and dry your boat and equipment every time you remove them from a body of water.