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Arvada Reservoir

The Reservoiris closed for the season. The Reservoir will open for the 2018 season on March 1, 2018. Please check back in early 2018 for updates.

ALERT: Quagga Mussel veligers have been identified in Green Mountain Reservoir. If you’ve boated on Green Mountain Reservoir, your boat must be inspected and most likely decontaminated before launching in any other water. For further information, download the Colorado Parks & Wildlife flyer or contact City of Arvada Parks Supervisor Ken Billips at 720-898-7415.

Please note: Paddle Boarding is NOT permitted on 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.

The Reservoir is located between Highway 93 and Indiana on W. 64th Parkway.

Annual Passes

Annual passes for the 2017 fishing season are available for purchase at the Utilities counter at City Hall, first floor, 8101 Ralston Road. Please note:  We now accept credit cards.  Entrance fees at the lake are cash and credit card.


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.