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At the helm

Erik Dyce Pic Summer 2015
Erik Dyce, MBA, CFE |CEO & President, VMG

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Vencore Marine Group, LLC (VMG) is under the direction of J Erik Dyce, who brings 30+ years of experience in public venues such as McNichols Sports Arena, Red Rocks Ampitheatre, along with all other Denver-owned venues. His visionary approach resulted in Film on the Rocks…

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Joe Luehrs
Joe Luehrs Marina Manager

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Marina Manager – Joe Luehrs. Joe has been in the Marina business since 2009. He’s on property all year long, attending to all the needs that high season brings while ensuring that all’s safe and sound during the off season.

The Marina at Cherry Creek State Park

The jewel of the Colorado State Park system is home to The Marina at Cherry Creek State Park and 880 acres of pure fun within 4,200 acres of open space.

Vencore Marine Group, LLC (VMG) is delighted to partner with Cherry Creek State Park to operate the The Marina, The Lake House and The Wharf at Cherry Creek through 2031!

Our transitional year, 2015, served boaters and lake lovers alike with our full-service marina, paddle sports rentals, live music on the Tiki Beach, a full bar and more. This year brings even more.

The Marina

If you’re already part of our 188-slip family, you’ll love what’s new this year. If your vessel is sitting amidst a graveyard of lonely crafts, hitch her up and get her in the lake. Chances are you live just a few minutes from Denver’s closest marina. Wet slips start at $13.50/linear slip foot. Dry slips and storage available year round. Click here for rates. Call for more info.

  • Ice, fuel, beer, snacks, supplies and bait
  • New, on-dock restrooms and shower
  • Mini West Marine store
  • Concierge and boat maintenance services
  • Key-code access and security cameras
  • Party dock and picnic/lounge areas
  • Pontoon and Jetski rentals

The Lake House

  • Open to everyone Wednesday nights starting May 31st with live music, dinner and full bar
  • A 10,000 sq ft event center available for private events
  • 2,500 sq ft deck overlooking the lake
  • 1,800 sq ft Breezeway
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The New Marina Bar – Full bar located on the Breezeway opening Summer 2017

Tiki Beach Bar – Right on the beach, open Wednesday nights, weekends and for special events

The Wharf – Rentals and concessions

  • EVO Bike Rentals (Saturdays + Sundays)
  • Wharf Beach – Rocky Mtn Paddleboards, SUPs, Kayaks Canoes : (720) 943-1132
  • 3.2 alcohol, sodas, Ice, Ice Cream
  • RoMoBoCo – Weekly Wakeboard Demos

Special events and concerts all summer long

  • Throw down Tuesdays – Wakeboard/wakeboat events
  • Live at The Lake – Wednesdays – summer concert series
  • Rocky Mountain Luau Thursdays – Stand Up Paddle Board events

Register here for weekly, summer updates or whenever we have something important to share. Like us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute news.

The fastest way to find us

The Marina, The Lake House and The Wharf at Cherry Creek are located in the northwest corner of Cherry Creek State Park. While there are two main vehicle entrances into the Park (and 16 bike/walking path ways in), we are closest to the west entrance off Dayton and Union by Cherry Creek State Park. Once through the west guard gate, follow the curve of the road and take the first left. You’ll dead end right into the heart of all that’s happening.

{Day/annual State Park pass required for entry}

The Wharf logo 2016

Slip Rentals: Day, Week, Season

Rentals: Paddle Sports, Sail/Fishing Boats


Fuel, Supplies, Bait

Ice, Beer, Snacks

We can’t live without…

Education Advisor, Water Quality & Educational Initiatives

Fabby Hillyard brings decades of experience in Government and State Projects. She served as the Director of Arts Culture and Film and Theatres and Arenas for the City of Denver overseeing the expansion of the Colorado Convention Center, the renovation of the Quigg Newton Auditorium Theatre and the first major upgrade to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in over 50 years. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.

Legal Advisor
Steve Morgan is a business and real estate attorney who supports VMG on contracts and negotiations.

The Lake House 

Tamara Wilkinson and the Lake House staff brings added value to the overall experience at The Marina and Wharf through private and public events.

Seasonal Assistance
During the peak summer season, we employ many young adults hand-chosen because of their pleasing and customer-friendly personalities and their ability to bring a sense of fun to the party!