This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Cheesman Lake


Address3 mi. S. of Cty. Rd. 126 on Forest Service Road 211 between Buffalo Creek community and Deckers
QuadCheesman Lake, 1956 (1984)
SectionS1,12,14,23&36, T10S, R71W
Elevation7000
SourceDenver Water Board Pamphlet, 1962.
OtherCheesman Dam
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Initialdate1992-04-21 00:00:00-06
PersonDWL
Latestdate1995-11-04 00:00:00-07
Person2DWL
HistoryThe lake was formed by construction of Cheesman Dam and named for Walter S. Cheesman, owner of the Denver Water Works and co-founder of the Denver Pacific Railroad.
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