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Arvada Reservoir

The Reservoir is closed for the season. See you on April 1, 2022.

Reservoir Hours/Dates of Operation

The reservoir is open daily April 1 - Oct. 31, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: The reservoir is subject to closure during inclement weather.

Volunteer Recruitment

Looking to enjoy the outdoors safely while also contributing to your community? Come spend a few hours a day a few days a week (or whatever suits your schedule) at the Arvada Reservoir assisting anglers also looking to enjoy the tranquility of the lake! Apply HERE or contact  Emily Alba at 720-990-1954 or

Arvada Reservoir Pass Purchases

Credit card transactions ONLINE are preferred. Cash will be accepted at the reservoir. Arvada Reservoir passes are now available for purchase online! Annual passes may be purchased early for the season, daily passes must be purchased day-of for your visit between April 1 through October 31.

Be sure to save your confirmation email as your receipt of purchase. 

Purchase Reservoir Pass

Annual User Pass

Arvada Resident


Per Vehicle $25 $35
Per Boat $25 $35

Seniors 62 and older & Disabled Pass

Per Vehicle $15 (Veteran price) $25
Per Boat $15 (Veteran price) $25

Annual fishing permits for second or more vehicles or boats owned by the same person may be purchased at 50% of the cost, but must be purchased at the same time that the original permit is purchased.

Day passes
Vehicle (fishing) $5
Boat (fishing) $5
Bicyclist (fishing) $3
Walk-In (fishing) $3
Walk-In or Bicyclist No Charge

Reservoir Details

  • Open Hours April 1-October 31: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Reservoir is located between Highway 93 and Indiana on W. 64th Parkway.
  • Download the Allowable Watercraft Document.
    • Paddle Boarding is NOT permitted on Arvada Reservoir.
  • Dogs are NOT allowed.
  • Ranger Station phone number: 303-420-7773.

Boat Inspections

Boats to be used on Arvada Reservoir are required to pass a boat inspection.
Physical distancing guidelines will require the reservoir patron to stay in their vehicle, while one of our reservoir rangers conducts the inspection.


General reservoir questions: Parks Supervisor Ken Billips: 720-898-7415  or