Nottingham Lake & Beach

Stand Up Paddle Colorado

Nottingham Lake serves as the central headquarters for Avon's summer activities in the park. The Town of Avon has partnered with Stand Up Paddle Colorado to offer recreation activities on the lake during the summer months from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day weekend from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. They offer pedal boat rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, and kayak rentals.

Please call Stand Up Paddle Colorado at (970) 453-7873 for more information. 

The Town of Avon will be hosting the SunsetSUP Race Series on Friday, August 19, 2022 on Nottingham Lake. The lake will be closed to fishing, boating and swimming during this time.


Paddle Board Rentals

Stand up paddle boards are available for rent by the hour to use on Nottingham Lake. 
  • Fees: $35 per hour for paddle board rental
  • No pets are allowed on the paddle boards
  • Life jackets are provided

Pedal Boat Rentals

Four-person pedal boats are available for rent by the hour to use on Nottingham Lake. 
  • Fees: $35 per one-hour for pedal boat rental
  • No pets are allowed on the pedal boats
  • Life jackets are provided and are required to be worn by all persons at all times
  • Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while on the pedal boats

Kayak Rentals

  • Fees: $35 per hour for Single Kayak and $50 per hour for Tandem Kayak
  • No pets are allowed on the kayaks
  • Life jackets are provided

Athletic Equipment Rentals

Pickleball racquets, tennis racquets, volleyballs and basketballs are available to borrow from the Recreation Center's Front Desk. A driver's license or credit card must be held until all equipment has been returned. Equipment is not available for overnight rental.

Fishing on Nottingham Lake

Colorado State Fishing Laws apply. Fishing may be conducted from the banks of the lake during boating hours and is permitted from the dock anytime prior to 10:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. Fishing licenses are required and can be purchased at many Avon retail stores.

Boat Registration

The Town of Avon Parks and Recreation Department no longer requires boat registration. Boats must have enough PFDs for all occupants.

Rules and Regulations for Boating on Nottingham Lake

  1. Non-motorized vessels less than 16 feet in length are allowed.
  2. No swimming pool-type devices are allowed outside of the open swim area.
  3. No pets are allowed in boats or around the lake in the restricted area of the park, as outlined in Ordinance 82-7 of the Municipal Code of the Town of Avon.
  4. Launching must occur in designated area adjacent to the docks on the north and south side of the lake.
  5. No trailer launching is allowed.  All vessels will have to be carried by hand from legal parking areas to the launching areas.  No motorized vehicles or trailers are allowed in the park.  Ample parking is available in the west parking lot at the municipal complex.
  6. Boating is permitted during daylight hours, from sunrise to sunset.
  7. The Town of Avon reserves the right to limit the number of boats on the lake at any given time to preserve the lake experience.
  8. Organized water events must be permitted through the Recreation Department as set forth in Nottingham Park Rules and Regulations.
  9. All vessels must contain one Coast Guard approved wearable life preserver for each occupant, as outlined in Title 33 of Colorado Revised Statutes.  The Town of Avon requires all boaters under the age of 13 to be wearing a lifejacket at all times while on Nottingham Lake
  10. Consumption of alcoholic beverages while boating is prohibited.
  11. Swimming from boats is forbidden.
The Town of Avon Staff reserves the right to deny or revoke permits and boating privileges for non-compliance with these rules.

Rules and Regulations for Swimming in Nottingham Lake


Swim Beach Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, June through August


The following are prohibited:

  • Swimming outside of the designated rope and buoy area
  • Glass containers and bottles
  • Personal grills and other cooking devices
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Fishing within the swim and beach area boundaries
  • Dogs in the lake
  • Tobacco or marijuana smoking

If on a watercraft outside of the designated swim area, children under 13 must wear a personal flotation device PFD, at all times. Adults must have a PFD on the watercraft.

To report inappropriate activity, call 970-479-2201. For a complete set of park rules and regulations, sea chapter 9.40 of the Avon municipal code.

While visiting Nottingham Park and Beach, please remember to leave the area as you found it.

Lightning Guidelines
When lightning is seen or thunder is heard the lake will close. It is strongly recommended that people take immediate shelter in doors, or in a vehicle. It is not safe to take shelter under a tent, tree, or anywhere Outdoors within 100 feet of the shore when lightning is present. The lake will reopen at the discretion of own of Avon staff.

50 Meter Lap Swimming Area
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily, June through August

  • No swimming outside the designated rope and buoy area.
  • Recreational swimmers and children under 13 years of age are not permitted in the lap swimming area.
  • A wet suit and bright colored swim cap are recommended to be worn by swimmers.
  • All swimmers must travel in a counterclockwise direction around the designated safety lane line.
Click here for a map of the Swimming Area.

Getting Here

Stand Up Paddle Colorado Rentals are located at the Northeast shore of Nottingham Lake next to the swim beach. 
Driving Directions: Exit I-70 at 167, go southbound on Avon Road, head west (right) at West Benchmark Blvd (third roundabout). You can utilize public parking surrounding Nottingham Lake.