Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has extended the prohibition of waterway activities on Clear Creek through June 25, 2020. These restrictions extend from the western Jefferson County line through the City of Golden, and includes Vanover Park.

The restrictions initially passed in April and now extended, were made in response the difficulty of recreational users of the creek to adhere to the six-foot social distancing guideline. In addition, if a rescue were necessary, it would require law enforcement and fire departments to expend resources that are already facing challenges due to COVID-19.

The order prohibits ALL USES in Clear Creek, including all single-chambered air inflated devices, such as belly boats, inner tubes, and single chambered rafts, “body surfers,” and swimming, as well as all vessels, kayaks, whitewater canoes, and multi-chambered river boards.

Under C.R.S. § 33-13-111 (3), the penalty for violating this restriction is a class 2 petty offense and will result in a fine of $100.00.