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Dillon Marina. At Dillon Marina you can rent a sailboat, pontoon boat, or runabout to play on the water, or get certified by the American Sailing Association through the sailing school. Reserve ahead in high season. Take I–70 Exit 205 to U.S. 6, and follow signs to the marina, Lake Dillon, Dillon, CO, 80435. 970/468–5100. www.dillonmarina.com.
Frisco Bay Marina. This marina is less crowded than Dillon and has quick access to the numerous pine-cloaked islands along the western shores. Here you can rent powerboats, canoes, and kayaks. Take I–70 Exit 203 to Highway 9 to Main Street, and follow signs to the marina. 902 E. Main St., Frisco, CO, 80443. 970/668–4334. www.friscobaymarina.com.
Boats rented from the Frisco Bay and Dillon marinas are not permitted to beach; the aluminum pontoons are easily damaged on the rock and gravel shores.