"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake."
Boulder Reservoir is open to all 2020 watercraft permit holders, those with existing reservations at Rocky Mountain Paddleboard, and a limited number of passive shore recreational users per day. No swimming/tubing or rafting in the reservoir is allowed; and gathering places in the managed recreation areas of the South shore, including the beach, lawns and picnic areas are limited to groups of 10 and fewer. NO SWIMMING is allowed. No charcoal grills are allowed. No glass or dogs are allowed. You may not bring any inner tubes, rafts, inflateables, small watercraft that do not have a current Boulder Reservoir permit; permits are sold out for 2020.
Boulder Reservoir is a 700-acre, multi-use recreation and water-storage facility, owned and managed by the City of Boulder and operated as a water supply by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.