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Aurora Reservoir

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5800 S Powhaton Rd, Aurora, CO 80016-4284
+1 303-326-8425
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Local Fun

If you do not want to pay to get into the Reservoir simply park in the Beacon Point neighborhood... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Renee C
Nice beach

I read quite a few of the reviews before taking my kids, age 8 & 10, out to the reservoir today. I... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
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With over 800 acres of water surface, Aurora Reservoir is one of the city's largest park and open space sites. Named by Westword as "The Best Park for Fishing" in 2012, the reservoir provides multi-use recreation and serves as a drinking water storage facility for Aurora.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“swim beach” (11 reviews)
“clean water” (5 reviews)
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5800 S Powhaton Rd, Aurora, CO 80016-4284
+1 303-326-8425
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you do not want to pay to get into the Reservoir simply park in the Beacon Point neighborhood where you can access the reservoir from the back side. I recently walked the entire reservoir which is 8 miles! You can do some fishing, swimming...More

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I read quite a few of the reviews before taking my kids, age 8 & 10, out to the reservoir today. I think several of the low reviews were a little harsh. we had a very nice time. We did visit on a weekday so...More

1  Thank J K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Love to picnic here after work or on weekends at the spur of the moment. We enter off Parker Rd eat on picnic bench by the lake watching the sunset over the water/mts/Denver skyline! Peace and Quiet! Have camped here and close to city but...More

Thank aur0rad0n
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Went there and had a wonderful time going down different trails and seeing wildlife. Also going near the docks and seeing the boats. Nice picnic area and anyone who wants to sunbath in private, go during the week cause it is less crowded.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Went on a weekday and it was not very crowded. Took kids to the beach area where they had a blast. Will be back

Thank Janette S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

While walking at the park we were nearby the resevoir at many points. There were people swimming and picnicking. There were also boaters and private watercraft enjoying the water.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Love to go here to fish and play out in my boat. If you go in a boat, get far away from the beach as it is noisy. Generally easy to get in but stay away on holidays as it fills up quick and is...More

Thank Troy S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Aurora reservoir has a nice little beach and roped off swim area for kids. I had a number of shelters and a playground. There are also paddle boards etc to rent for extra.

Thank MacKenzie32
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great space to go play volleyball and enjoy the sun with friends. Big park and great for picnics and such!

Thank ScentedStudio
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for a work-family appreciation day. Large parking lots with a clean beach. Areas to cook food over a fire pit and clean bathrooms. If you bring a bike try to ride the trails that go all the way around the reservoir. If...More

Thank Jeff M
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Rashmi B
14 June 2016|
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Response from Scott T | Reviewed this property |
no paddle/peddle boats available anymore.
27 April 2016|
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Response from Alice B | Reviewed this property |
No camp sites or tent sites are available. This is more of a day use park.