As warmer weather returns to the Centennial State, more boats are showing up at Colorado's marinas ready to enjoy some time on the water.

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Have you ever wondered which lakes and reservoirs in Colorado have the largest marinas? Which ones have room for the most boats? Let's dive in for a closer look by scrolling through the photo gallery below.

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Boating Season in Colorado

The start of boating season in Colorado follows the spring thaw and happens at different times of the year depending on a lake or reservoir's location. Some bodies of water thaw by mid-March, while others aren't ready until April or May. In Colorado, a person may drive a boat by age 15 once they have completed a boat safety course approved by the Colorado Boating Law Administration.

Colorado's Largest Marinas

While Colorado's Blue Mesa Reservoir offers the most surface area for boats during the summer months it's not the easiest place to get to. The Federal Highway Safety Administration has closed the Highway 50 bridge for repairs leaving half the state unable to reach some of the reservoir's marinas.

Read More: Detour Options: Navigating The Colorado Highway 50 Bridge Closure

Colorado's Pueblo Reservoir offers 5,399 surface acres for boats and more than 900 slips for watercraft between the North and South marinas.

Colorado's 'Great Lakes'

Another popular spot for boats in the Centennial State is the area around Grand Lake. There are 5 neighboring lakes nearby and many offer daily boat rentals and pontoons for enjoying the water and the views of Rocky Mountain National Park in the distance. Get your sea legs ready as we dive into the gallery below showing off many of Colorado's largest marinas.

23 of Colorado's Largest Marinas You Can Visit This Summer

Colorado may be known for its Rocky Mountain views and 14er summits, but it's also beautiful for enjoying some time out on the water. We're looking at more than 20 Colorado marinas in the gallery below that offer over 2500 boat slips for summer fun.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

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These are the largest lakes and reservoirs in Colorado. Without them, parts of the state would not last in the high desert climate. Find out more about their location, volume, and elevation from largest to smallest.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

LOOK: Six Places in Colorado to Enjoy Bumper Boats this Summer

Get out on the water this summer and cool off in a Colorado bumper boat. You'll find six locations across the state ready for action this summer, and even one location offering ice bumper boats all winter. Let's do this.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

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