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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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My son took my grandson on a surprise trip. I tagged along nosey grand mother. OMG an unexpected... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aurora, Colorado
Nice & Clean Place to Enjoy Some Lake Fun

The water is clean and fresh and the boardwalk area is nice. Small beach with good sand and swim... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aurora, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddle boarding” (10 reviews)
“swim beach” (10 reviews)
“paved trail” (3 reviews)
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5800 S Powhaton Rd, Aurora, CO 80016-4284
+1 303-326-8425
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son took my grandson on a surprise trip. I tagged along nosey grand mother. OMG an unexpected little beach, in Aurora Colorado. And so much to do . My grandson never wanted to leave. Visit you'll like it. Remember I said small beach, nevertheless...More

Thank brendaco55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water is clean and fresh and the boardwalk area is nice. Small beach with good sand and swim area. No gas motors allowed in this lake, very chill, lots of standborading and canoes. I recommend!

Thank shellshocked30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here over Labor Day to have some time by the water as a family. We rented a paddleboard and kayaks and had a wonderful time at and affordable price. The downside was no concessions.

Thank 5280nikki
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The entrance fee is higher than the state parks and the trails and other developments are not equal to the facilities run by the state. I've been there several time and had an annual pass but am generally disappointed once I get there. It is...More

Thank Doug K
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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

2  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
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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 alicebC1818YS | Reviewed this property |
No camp sites or tent sites are available. This is more of a day use park.