"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom."
Happy Mayuary...January and May rolled into one. If you look at the calendar, you'll see we just celebrated Memorial Day and the opening of the marina. But if you looked out the window, you'd assume it was still January, and that is how it has felt lately. With low water levels and every-other-day snowstorms, the start of the 2019 boating season has felt more like the start of ski season. And believe it or not, ski season is still going strong. Currently, Breckenridge plans to stay open through June 9th and Arapahoe Basin has just extended thier season through June 16th. If you play your cards right, you can ski and boat in the same day! That's a true Colorado day!
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From the Crow's Nest
Water, water everywhere, yet 24.16 feet to go. Although this winter has delivered more than enough snowfall to fill the lake, continued cold temperatures have it sitting right where it fell. All the best information available still doesn't beat a stick placed at the water line to determine what's happening. This very scientific process over the last couple of weeks has revealed a very slow rise in water levels and as of 5/20 the lake elevation is 8,992.84' or 24.16' below full. Despite the weather, we have kept up the pace and were able to open on Friday, May 24th.
Although we cannot bargain with the indifference of Mother Nature, we can be right on her heels. Here are a few things to know;
The gangways on B,C,D and E docks are set. To get some of the docks to the 90' from shore, we had to drag them up into the mud with a front-end loader. The gangways are at a steep angle and all of us need to take care and be safe getting to your slip. The angle will flatten as water rises.
A-dock's gangway is set but it terminates on the beach for now.
As the water rises we will walk it up the beach and as soon as possible we will lift it up onto the wall next to the Tiki Bar.
F-dock has a new gangway, but it is still being fabricated in Arizona. As soon as we receive the new addition, we will assemble and install. In the meantime, you will still need to walk down the beach to access the dock.
G-dock will also require a walk down the beach to access.
This week is predicting another epic battle between Winter and Spring, but with some patience and a sense of humor we'll all be back to 9017' soon.
Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!!! I am looking forward to seeing all of you back at the Dillon Marina.
Let's Go Boating for LAPS!
Make your way down to the Dillon Marina
June 8th & 9th for our annual Let's Go Boating fundraiser for
League for Animals and People of the Summit).
This is the perfect opportunity to try out all the fun things to do on and around the lake. And all in the name of charity!
Jump on a 45 minute pontoon or sailboat tour. Join a fishing charter and learn all about what swims in Lake Dillon and maybe even how to catch it. You can even practice your casting skills with the pros.
Take a cruise around on a stand
up paddle board or sit-on-top kayak and learn whether or not you have good balance. Actually, its' quite easy!
Volunteers are always needed to make this a s
uccessful event. If you'd like to donate your captaining skills, your boat and your time, please contact us for more information!
Have some friends coming to town and want to get them on the water in a sizable boat?
Be sure to book the Summit Shuttle for your next occasion and bring the whole crowd.
Great for birthday parties, family reunions, weddings and events.
Check out our one-way and
between Frisco and Dillon, and the new lineup for the Dillon Concert Series.
Pugs Lakeside Tiki Bar
Nothing says marina opening like a cool Rum Runner at the Tiki Bar! And that dream became a reality this past Saturday!
The Tiki will remain open daily throughout the season, from 11:30am-dusk, weather permitting. A couple of the new menu highlights this season include:Windy Point Nachos, Tiki Burger, Mountain High Cheese Steak, and Tiki Fish Tacos. I don't know about you, but it feels like lunchtime to me! More info @
Pug Ryans Lakeside Tiki Bar
Big Ed's Fishing Ventures
Big Ed's Fishing Ventures, based in the Dillon Marina, specializes in charter boat and fly fishing trips for the family and avid angler alike.
Join us on our new 22ft pontoon boats rigged to target Dillon's Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Kokanee Salmon, and Arctic Char.
Stand up Paddle Colorado
Come paddle the stunning arms of Lake Dillon Reservoir!
Stand up Paddle Colorado, located at the far end of the Dillon Marina, offers p
addle boards as well as s
ingle & tandem sit-on-top kayak rentals throughout the summer season.
Rent a board or kayak and explore the amazing waters of Lake Dillon, or schedule a tour with one of our expert guides.
For more information on our early season schedule or to book your adventure, visit
or call 970-453-7873.
News from the Office
By Shannon and Karlee
The new staff has arrived, the retail is displayed and our doors are open!
We invite you to stop in and meet the gang and challenge them with any questions you may have. Afterall, the best way to learn is by experience. As always, Karlee and I are here if you need any assistence our team cannot help you with.
If you haven't already done so, please be sure and get us a copy of your current liability insurance, listing the Dillon Marina as "additional insured." Please provide your insurance company with our correct address so we do not miss receiving your yearly renewals. Our correct mailing address is:
Dillon Marina / PO Box 1825 Dillon, CO 80465
Boats For Sale
The Dillon Marina in no way represents the items posted in this section, nor has any knowledge of the condition of such items. All correspondence shall be kept between the listing and interested parties. No additional information will be provided by the marina.
Have something "boat-related" to sell? Email your flyer (complete with item descriptions, prices, and all contact information- and less than 5MB file size)
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Marina Summer Hours
7 Days a week
May 24th - June 21, 2019: 9:00am - 5:00pm
June 22nd - September 1st: 8:00am-7:00pm
September 2nd - September 30th: 9:00am-5:00pm