Special Event Permit Detail
Application InformationID: 5824 Event: Carter Lake Crossing
Application Date: 02/07/2021 Event Date: 07/17/2021
Organization: Mountain Swim Series Phone: 406-461-2757
Address: 4956 Knox Ct, Denver CO 80221
Event InformationPermit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Type of Event: Other
The Carter Lake Crossing will be a swim event on July 17, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM (there is a 2.5 hour cut-off). The swim will begin at the south side of the lake and loop to finish at the same location as the start. This is the 7th consecutive year that this swim has been hosted at Carter Lake. Registrants will park near the south boat ramp. Buoys will be set up the evening before and clean-up will be completed by noon.
Impacts to the lake will be temporary with minor impacts on lake access (public boats will not be allowed west of the buoy line). There will also be minor noise impacts on the south shore campground due to set-up, parking, registration and start/finish coordination. Announcing will be limited prior to the first swimmer exiting the water at the south boat ramp. This is anticipated to be approximately at 8:00 AM.
There will be no significant cultural or environmental impacts. Regulations and ordinances will be adhered to and the Park Rangers will be coordinated with closely. They have provided on-the water support as part of the safety plan for the last several years.
Temporary restroom facilities will be dropped off at the south boat ramp for event users to take advantage of. There will therefore be limited to no impact on park restroom facilities. Trash receptacles for waste will be placed at the restrooms and the post-race food area
Volunteers, Larimer County Dive and Rescue Team, Rapid Response and the Park Rangers will assist in providing on-the water support to the swimmers and the race. Emergency personnel will be on call via the Park Ranger's radios if needed. Paramedics and EMTs will also be on-site in the event of an emergency. An emergency response and communication plan will be developed and disseminated prior to the event.
A 20 foot wide emergency access path to the South Shore Boat Ramp will be provided and maintained.
There will not be a tent over 700 square feet in size.
Food and warm water may be distributed for free on site, depending on the status of COVID-19 protocols. If provided, food will be limited to small breakfast items such as bagels, fruit, cookies, coffee, tea etc. There will not be cooked food on-site. This food will be sourced from either a restaurant or a grocery store.
Prior to hosting the event, the weather will be monitored and if inclement weather is anticipated, coordination with the Larimer County Park Rangers will occur prior to the event.
All State and County COVID protocols will be adhered to and a COVID mitigation plan will be established for the event so as to minimize/eliminate the spread of COVID-19 at the event.
Estimated Participants: 250 Estimated Spectators: 0
Food / Alcohol:
Food is NOT being Served.
Alcohol is NOT being Served
Sat. 07/17/2021: 400 AM - 1200 PM
Additional Information Submitted by Applicant1. Date Submitted: 02/12/2021
Attached you will find a signed fee worksheet. We will submit payment separately.
2. Date Submitted: 03/29/2021
Please see attached for insurance policy naming Larimer County as an co-insured certificate holder.
Reviewing Agency Comments/Status
Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.
Status: ApprovedComments: There are currently no local public health orders related to COVID-19 and Special Events. Please follow Larimer County's Coronavirus website for the latest information and any new public health orders at the time of the event:
Event coordinators may implement their own policies so long as they are meeting the minimum requirements set forth by the state of Colorado. If you have questions, please contact our Joint Information Center:
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From the application, it is understood that If provided, food will be limited to small breakfast items such as bagels, fruit, cookies, coffee, tea etc. There will not be cooked food on-site and food will be sourced from a restaurant or a grocery store. This proposed food service would not require a retail food license.
Larimer County Emergency Management
Status: ApprovedComments: As indicated in the event description - thank you for ensuring a ranger boat is available to assist throughout the event with the capacity to call for emergency services. Larimer County Dive Rescue team to be on site and ready to provide dive rescue service in the event of a near-drowning emergency. Ned Sparks 970 962-2488
Parks & Open Lands
Status: ApprovedComments: Received payment and signed fee worksheet - JW 2/16/21
Will pay $3 per participant after event is completed for daily vehicle permits
Thompson Valley EMS
Status: ApprovedComments: What Paramedics and EMTs are going to be on scene
Status: APPROVEDGood morning and Congratulations!
Your special event application has been APPROVED.
Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of your event.
I hope your event runs smoothly!!