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Arvada Reservoir

Paddle Boarding is NOT permitted at the Arvada Reservoir. Lake Arbor, located between Lamar St. and Pomona Dr., is the only lake in Arvada where paddle boarding is permitted.

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Annual passes for the Reservoir are available at the Lake.  Credit Cards accepted. See fee schedule below.

Applications for volunteer rangers are being accepted. For more information, contact Ken Billips at 720-898-7415.

Arvada Reservoir Dates and Hours of Operation

  • April 1 through May 31 - 6:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M.
  • June 1 through August 31 - 5:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.
  • September 1 to October 31 - 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Please note:  We now accept credit cards.  Entrance fees at the lake are cash and credit card. 

Annual Fees


User Pass

Arvada Resident


Per Vehicle $25.00 $35.00
Per Boat $25.00 $35.00

Seniors 62 and older & Handicapped Pass

Per Vehicle $15.00 $25.00
Per Boat $15.00 $25.00

Available at Arvada City Hall

8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado

Daily Pass Fee

Daily Passes (Cash and Credit Card) Paid At The Ranger Station
Vehicle (fishing) $5.00
Boat (fishing) $5.00
Bicyclist (fishing) $3.00
Walk-In (fishing) $3.00
Walk-In or Bicyclist No Charge


Additional Reservoir Information

  • 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.  Credit Cards accepted.
  • Fishing Reports will be posted when the information becomes available.
  • Ranger Station phone number: 303-420-7773.