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Arvada/Blunn Reservoir

The Arvada/Blunn Reservoir serves as an important water source for the City of Arvada, supplying the City with 25% of its drinking water.  For this reason, all sports such as windsurfing, swimming, water skiing, tubing and scuba diving, which require body contact with the water, are not allowed.  Because of the relatively small size of the reservoir and for water quality reasons, gas-powered boats and belly boats are also prohibited.  However, electric trolling motors are permitted.  Any person who fishes must possess a valid Colorado fishing license.  The reservoir is stocked by the Colorado Division of Wildlife with rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, and walleye.  You may take the state limit on all fish except the trout, which is limited to two per licensed fisherman.The reservoir, located east of Highway 93 and 64th Parkway, is open from April 1 to October 31 each year.  Hours are as such:  April and May - 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  June -August - 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. September and October -  7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Permits are required to use the facility.  Annual permits are available only at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road; daily permits (CASH ONLY) are available at the reservoir.  The hours during which you may obtain a season permit are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To request an application for a season permit by mail, submit a service request.  Annual permit fees are: Vehicles and Boats:  Arvada Resident - $25.00 each; Non-Resident - $35.00 each.  Seniors 62 and older and Handicapped Pass for Vehicles and Boats:  Arvada Resident - $15.00 each; Non-Resident - $25.00 each.  Daily permit fees are: $5.00 for vehicles and $5.00 for boats.  For further information on the Arvada/Blunn Reservoir, or if you are interested in serving the City as a volunteer ranger at the reservoir, call Parks Maintenace at 720-898-7410. For inquiries or additional information submit a service request.

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