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Boat Permits for Harper Lake

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Harper Lake

Harper Lake Boat Permits (12+ years of age) are sold online through the Louisville Recreation & Senior Center Online Registration process beginning April 1st through September 1st. Boat Permits are only valid for use in the calendar year(s) selected in the registration process. A copy of your receipt will be emailed and serve as a temporary boat permit.  Boat permits with annual stickers, for display on your boat, and a copy of Harper Lake Boating Rules and Regulations will be mailed from the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Office. Additional registration information for Harper Lake Boat Permits can be obtained in the May-August edition of the Louisville Recreation & Senior Center Catalog.

In order to use the Online Registration process you will need to have an existing Household and associated Login (Username/Password) in the Recreation & Senior Center online system. Please ensure your contact information, including email, phone number (emergency contact information) and mailing address, is current in the Online Registration System. For assistance with your Household information, Username/Password or creating a new Household, email Parks, Recreation and Open Space Administration.

COVID-19 Update: Harper Lake Boating will open May 1st. Please follow any current federal, state or local public safety requirements and maintain strict social distancing practices (minimum of 6 feet from others) in the parking areas and boat launching areas, both before and after boating.


BEGINS April 27

 FEES per Boat  Resident  Non-Resident
 One Boat One (1) Year  $20  $40
 One Boat  Two (2) Years  $35  $70
 Two Boats One (1) Year  $40  $80
 Two Boats Two (2) Years  $70  $145


For approved boat types and permitted activities on Harper Lake and prior to registering for a Harper Lake Boat Permit, please review Harper Lake Boating Rules and Regulations.

The boating season on Harper's Lake begins May 1 of each year and ends when the first ice forms

If you have questions, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department (303.335.4735).

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