Arvada Reservoir

The Arvada Reservoir is now open! Current hours are:
April 1 through May 31 - 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Please note the following important updates:

  • In spite of September's flooding, there are NO issues with Arvada Reservoir. Season passes are available  for purchase at the City Hall Annex Building.
  • 2014 boat regulations are available under related links and are the same as they were in 2013.
  • The Arvada Reservoir Volunteer Ranger Program utilizes volunteers to work evening and weekend shifts at the Reservoir during the fishing season.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call Ken Billips 720-898-7417 for more information.
  • The 14th Annual Kids Fishing Contest will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014; start time: 6:00 a.m. There is NO pre-registration this year; registration will take place the morning of the contest.


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 reservoir passes are sold at the City Hall Annex building at 8001 Ralston Road, FIRST FLOOR. Passes are not sold at City Hall.


User Pass

Arvada Resident Annual Fee

Non-Resident Annual Fee

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 only at Arvada City Hall Annex Bldg.

8001 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado


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 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.