Arvada Reservoir

News, Events, and Updates

Beginning Tuesday, September 1, the Reservoir goes to fall hours:
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.


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).

Volunteers Wanted

The Arvada Reservoir is now recruiting for volunteer rangers for the upcoming season. View or download a pdf of the job description. If you are interested, please contact Ken Billips at 720-898-7415.

2015 Arvada Reservoir Passes Available

2015 Arvada Reservoir passes are now available for purchase at the Utility Billing Counter at City Hall in the main reception area, 8101 Ralston Road. * Please note: this is a different point of purchase location than in previous years.


More Information

Want to know more about the Arvada Reservoir? View or download the 2015 brochure.


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.



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 Entrance
Vehicle (fishing) $5.00
Boat (fishing) $5.00
Bicyclist (fishing) $3.00
Walk-In (fishing) $3.00
Walk-In or Bicyclist No Charge

Annual reservoir passes are sold at City Hall 8101 Ralston Road, at the utility billing counter in the main reception area.

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.