Lake San Cristobal Boat Dock

Hinsdale County maintains a boat dock on the west side of Lake San Cristobal that is open for public use when launching or removing boats from the lake.

BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT: Boat slips at the Lake San Cristobal Boat Dock are available to rent for motorized boats. Reservations for boat slips are chosen through two separate lotteries, one for private use and one for commercial use. Four private boat slips may be available for rent, and three commercial boat slips may be available for rent. If the County receives less applications than slips available in either lottery, the remaining spots may be filled with either commercial or private applicants at the County‚Äôs discretion. 

Motorized, non-commercial slips (four available): $10 per day, $60 per week, $175 per month, $600 per season (mid-May to mid-October).

Motorized, commercial slips (three available limited to one slip per business): $1,200 per season, available only for the entire season. Commercial operations are defined as businesses that provide services involving watercraft on Lake San Cristobal for a fee.

BOAT SLIP LOTTERY: Boat slip rentals are handled through a lottery system conducted by the Hinsdale County Administration Office and Board of County Commissioners. The administration will accept applications to participate in the boat slip lottery September 1 through December 29 each year. Download an application HERE and email to: administrator@hinsdalecountycolorado.us. At the first BOCC meeting in January, Hinsdale County commissioners will choose from applications submitted through the lottery for a boat slip. 


Kayak slips are also available for $75 for the season. All watercraft must have proof of insurance and Hull Identification Number and must be registered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


Mandatory - Colorado is a mandatory boat inspection state meaning that ALL trailered and/or motorized watercraft are required to be professionally inspected by state certified personnel:

  • prior to launching in any water of the state after boating in a different state,
  • upon exiting any water in the state which is positive for an invasive species, and
  • any time an inspection is requested prior to entering or exiting a water body in Colorado.