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Arvada Reservoir

News, Events, and Updates

Annual passes for the Reservoir are available at the Utility Billing counter at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. See fee schedule below.

UPDATED DATE: Pre-season boat inspections for the Arvada Reservoir will be taking place on Saturday, March 19, 10am - 2pm, at the Reservoir.

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

The 16th Annual Kids Fishing Contest will be held Saturday, June 11 at the Reservoir.

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: Entrance fees paid at the lake are cash only. If you wish to pay with a debit or credit card, you may do so by purchasing a daily or annual pass at the Utility Billing counter in person at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road (see fee schedule below).

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 Paid At The Ranger Station - CASH ONLY
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.
  • Fishing Reports will be posted when the information becomes available.
  • Ranger Station phone number: 303-420-7773.