A boat is launched into the lake on Aug. 24 at Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster. Only people who purchase a season permit are allowed to use their motorized boat in the water. Permits are sold through a lottery system each year and are limited to 550.
Camping at two campgrounds is offered May through September at Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster. The campgrounds featured two permanent bathrooms with outdoor showers, volleyball courts and horse shoe pits. The main campground accommodates campers, trailers and tents, with several sites along the waterside. Camping is based on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservations. Camping on holiday weekends is only offered to the season permit holders, not the general public.
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.