Evergreen Lake Plunge

Evergreen Lake Plunge 2018

Lake Plunge Details

Individuals and teams who are willing to brave the icy waters of Evergreen Lake have made the New Years Day Evergreen Lake Plunge a tradition.  The day typically brings over 300 brave plungers and their supporters (who prefer to stay warm and dry) to the Evergreen Lake house.  Our plungers have included members of the Colorado State Patrol, emcee Alan Gionet, representatives of local businesses and a variety of costumed participants.

Following last year’s successful event DRIVE SMART and EPRD together discussed planning for the next plunge.  After reviewing all the pros and cons, it was clear to everyone that while the event was popular and festive, it was not without significant safety concerns and troublesome impacts to the local community.   After full consideration of all viable alternatives, EPRD and DRIVE SMART mutually agreed to bring to an end our hosting of the Evergreen Lake Plunge.

We have thoroughly enjoyed presenting this event on New Year’s Day.  And we appreciate the support from plungers, spectators, sponsors, volunteers, and the Evergreen community over the years.

Evergreen Fire Department water rescue personnel to ensure everyone’s safety as they take the Plunge.


2018 Lake Plunge Video


The Evergreen Lake Plunge was the biggest ever in 2016! Read the Canyon Courier article about the event.

Record crowd makes a splash at Evergreen Lake Plunge | CanyonCourier.com