It is getting close to that time of year…the time of year to be around the water and hanging out in the sunshine!  While the streams have been uncovered for quite some time, the lakes are making progress and should be uncovered in less than a month. It is about that time to take advantage of all the exciting activities for summer! From the streams to the lakes there are plenty of things to do around the water in the Breckenridge area. Here are some good fishing and boating spots near Breckenridge.

Boating Near Breckenridge

Located about 10 minutes away, Lake Dillon is a great place to indulge in water activities. By about mid-May the ice on this large body of water will be completely melted resulting in boating, fishing, and other water activities. Boats, kayaks, canoes, and other water toys can be rented out of Frisco Bay Marina or Dillon Marina. The boat rentals range from affordable pontoons to high-powered speedboats to make sure you get exactly what you want for spending a day on the lake.

A favorite local activity is going out on the lake on stand-up paddle boards exploring the various islands. You’ll get to spend your day canoeing, boating, paddle boarding, or doing your preferred lake activity followed by food and drinks at Island Grill located right on the water in Frisco. Another option would be to take advantage of the pub deals at the pub down under at Arapahoe Cafe located in Dillon right off the lake shore.

As far as fishing, the opportunities run rampant in and around Breckenridge. Lake Dillon offers great fishing in the summer months if you are bank fishing or fishing out of a boat. The Blue River runs parallel to Main Street in Breckenridge, right through the heart of town and the rainbow trout are plentiful especially during the summer season. You can easily take a short walk out of your rental unit to fish this Gold Medal rated stream.

Many other streams run through the surrounding areas. The beauty of this area is that there are many discoverable streams that you can seek out. If you’re into hiking, you can hike a few miles down the Ten Mile Trail in Frisco to find a valley full of various streams. The high elevation lakes are also fun destinations if you are wanting to fish or just hang out around some water and read a book. Lily Pad Lake in Frisco is a great all-around hike for families or anybody seeking an afternoon activity, ranging about 3 miles to the lake and back.

Let us be your Colorado Guide here at AVA Rafting. Give us a call and one of our sales agents will gladly fill you in on adventure activities in the area. We will help set up your vacation from guided fly-fishing tours to whitewater rafting in the surrounding areas.