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Grab the sunscreen, SUP, wetsuit and … life jacket. Lake Nighthorse opens for the season this Fri., April 12, with new rules requiring personal flotation devices and sound-signaling devices, like whistles, on paddle crafts.  

The new rule is in accordance with Colorado boating laws, which require all adults to carry a PFD on paddleboards (of course, it's much safer if you actually wear it.) Kids 12 and younger are required to wear PFDs at all times when on the water.

In addition, the lake’s entrance will be undergoing work throughout the spring and summer to improve traffic flow and install a new boat decontamination station. 

The lake will be open for nonmotorized activities 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, April 12 – May 5. Daily operations will begin May 10, and you can get the surf boat or fishing skiff out starting May 15.

Still no word on when the Wibit goes up. 

For more details or to buy a pass, go to: DurangoGov.org/LakeNighthorse.

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