Top five ways to enjoy Lake Dillon from Frisco this summer (sponsored)
August 23, 2016
by Leo Wolfson, brought to you by Town of Frisco
Summer on Lake Dillon is a remarkable time of year. Emerald green hills hug the crystal blue water as snow-capped peaks reflect onto the cool surface. Simply standing on the shore and taking it all in can be an activity in itself, but lucky for you, there are even more exciting ways to experience the spectacular 3,000-acre body of water.
Camping along the Frisco Peninsula
Two different campsites sit on the Frisco Peninsula, allowing one to bask in the cool breeze coming off the water as starry skies twinkle above. Both sites are part of the White River National Forest, while Peak One campground is near the Frisco Adventure Park and Pine Cove Campground is closer to the water. But if you want to enjoy the adventure of camping while still getting the creature comforts of a warm breakfast, downtown Frisco sits just a few steps or paddle strokes away from both.
Power yourself across the waves
Step one: Bring a transportation device of your choice or utilize the many rental options at Frisco Marina. Options include kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding and rowing.
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Step two: Get an early morning exercise with the Frisco Rowing Center before the kids wake up.
Step three: Relax along the shore.
Step four: Watch the sun dip behind frosty peaks as you gracefully paddle through aqua-marine tones, and make your friends jealous with the Instagram shot you've just posted.
Step five: Repeat.
Water Taxis and Tours
Want to make a day trip to Dillon and check out the farmer's market or head over to Frisco for some Main Street shopping, but don't feel like biking both ways or driving to do so? The Lake Dillon Water Taxi can be a great way to get there. Just hop on at the Frisco or Dillon Marina, and the pearl vessel will whisk you away on an exciting voyage across the lake. If you want to be even closer to the water, guided kayak, SUP, classic boat and fishing tours are also available.
It's hard not to feel like Christopher Columbus when exploring Lake Dillon with the handfuls of islands that are scattered throughout. Exploring these islands is a great activity do with kids or adults who haven't quite grown up themselves. Sentinel Island is the biggest and can be most easily accessed from the Heaton Bay campground that sits between Frisco and Dillon. If looking for more of a day-trip, canoeing or kayaking from the Frisco Marina to Sentinel will provide peaceful strokes and healthy exercise in one of the most scenic parts of the Reservoir.
Lakeside Biking and Hiking
As far as lakes go, this one is quite massive and can be enjoyed as much from the shore as travelling through it with the Dillon Recreation Path. If hiking or mountain biking is more your cup of tea, a number of singletrack trails and the dirt Crown Point Road twist and turns along the Peninsula, providing excitement for the soul and pleasure for the eyes..
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