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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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Fun place

I visit this often to either bike, canoe, kayak, paddle board and wind surf. They have rentals but... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Elizabeth G
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Great place for a family day out.

What a great place to spend a warm summer day. You can rent a paddleboard or a water Trike. Hit the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
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 9 October 2016 via mobile

I visit this often to either bike, canoe, kayak, paddle board and wind surf. They have rentals but be prepared to wait in line a long time. They also aren't very good at keeping people from swimming where there are boats coming in. The beach...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place to spend a warm summer day. You can rent a paddleboard or a water Trike. Hit the swim beach or go for a walk around on the paved trail. Something for everyone there is even an archery range.

Thank Rammmie
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We enjoy kayaking and beaching it here all summer. It is not crowded like the other larger Denver area reservoirs. Great family spot for picnics, swimming, stand up paddleboarding, or just sitting on the beach. Picnic tables and shade shelters are available.

Thank jestoo5270
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot to enjoy some BBQ, family time, swim, etc. The water is clear and the beach is fun to hang out on. I definitely recommend this place for any occasion!

Thank Angela5280303
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I grew up in Aurora and visited the reservoir many times as a kid. What once seemed so far away on Quincy, is now nearly on the eastern edge of the city. The 8 mile hike around the reservoir is great exercise. I highly suggest...More

Thank Kyle M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

What a nice place to get away from the city. Very clean. Gets busy on weekends. There is a hiking / biking trail that goes all around the reservoir, that is about 8 miles. It's usually breezy out there but that's nice on hot summer...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Kayaking has been on my list of things to do for years and I finally had the opportunity to take lessons at the Aurora Reservoir. I'd never been to the reservoir before despite living in the Denver area. It's peaceful, other than noise from airplanes...More

Thank CoBlueJay
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Bought a kayak for my husband's birthday and decided to have its maiden voyage at Aurora Reservoir. We had looked at Quincy (small and not impressive for more than fishing), and Chatfield (far from our home in Elizabeth and we read some reviews that indicated...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I visited on a Saturday in July and it was very hot and busy at the reservoir, but still a great day. Cooking out, paddle boarding, enjoying the beautiful Colorado weather! The admission price to Aurora Reservoir is $10, which is higher than any Colorado...More

Thank Rm m
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This reservoir has a swim beach, several large pavilions equipped with barbecue grills, playgrounds, and fishing areas. There really is something for everyone, whether you just want to relax in the shade or run wild!

Thank Jennwp
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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.