The shining centerpiece of our mountain community, Evergreen Lake is a prime destination for locals and visitors alike. Encompassing 55 acres, the lake area attracts nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Centrally located, the lake is a short walk to downtown shops and restaurants via a connecting paved trail, making it easy to design your ideal day in Evergreen.
Soaking in the Summer
As the sun reflects on the water, there is no better way to experience the lake than from the seat of a canoe, kayak or pedal boat or atop a personal paddleboard, all available for rent at the boat house. You can bring your own kayak, board or canoe, purchase a day pass, and have easy access to put in and take in the serenity of the lake.
A Winter Playground
When winter arrives, the lake transforms into a playground for skaters who glide along its 8.5 acre, Zamboni-groomed ice rink while taking in the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountain foothills. It’s convenient to rent skates for you and your family at the Lake House before embarking upon this favorite pastime. For some friendly competition, you and your team can rent broomball equipment and enjoy one of 10 pond hockey rinks.
Experience Nature Year-Round
No matter what time of year, families, dog owners and walking buddies head to the lake trail, a gentle 1.25 mile stretch around the perimeter of the water. Many make their first stop at one of the inviting coffee shops downtown so they can begin their stroll with a favorite beverage. Walkers have a close-up view of a variety of waterfowl and may even spot the bald eagle that frequently returns to its nearby nest. Along the trail, explorers can check out the Evergreen Nature Center operated by the Evergreen Audubon Society. Hiking in the fall often offers visitors a coveted view of elk playing in the water or resting close by.
Fishing is a year-round lake attraction. Stocked with rainbow trout, the lake draws fishers to its banks in warmer temperatures, and ice fishers set up their shelters to brave more frigid conditions in winter months.