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Arvada Reservoir

The Arvada Reservoir will close for the 2022 fishing season on Monday, Oct. 31. It will reopen on April 1, 2023!

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.

Arvada Reservoir Rangers Information 

Arvada Reservoir Pass Purchases

Arvada Reservoir daily and season passes will be available to purchase online in March. For the 2023 season, the City of Arvada is changing to a new online system, CivicRec. Once CivicRec is active, a link to purchase passes will be posted below. 

Online purchases are strongly encouraged. For in-person purchases at the reservoir, credit card transactions are preferred. 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 (available in March)

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.
    • All boats must stay 150 feet away from the shoreline. 
    • Paddle Boarding is NOT permitted on Arvada Reservoir.
    • Arvada Reservoir is Arvada’s drinking water supply; therefore, stand up paddle boarding is not allowed due to the high potential for body contact and for safety purposes as the relatively small size of the reservoir has a higher potential for E. Coli, the primary concern when body contact sports are allowed.  
  • Dogs are NOT allowed.
  • Persons under 16 years of age may not use a water vessel without an adult present in the vessel. 
  • 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