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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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Great fun!

We love the Aurora Reservoir! There is so much to do!! We took our extended family there a couple... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aurora, Colorado
via mobile
Fun times

We love the Aurora Reservoir. Very clean and small beach, but great fun for the kids! There is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kansas City,
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Aurora Reservoir! There is so much to do!! We took our extended family there a couple of days after the 4th of July (because the 4th of July is crazy busy) and we had a blast! You can drive your car most...More

Thank ariesmac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Aurora Reservoir. Very clean and small beach, but great fun for the kids! There is even a little playground to play on.

Thank 706jasonf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful way to spend a day. Relax on the beach or rent a boat. Also fun to go fishing. Great little snack shop.

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We just started kayaking, and this was a great place to learn, without boats and jet skis flying by us. The park rangers are very visible and safety concious.

Thank Cammar2015
Reviewed 14 November 2017

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 10 November 2017 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 9 November 2017 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 5 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
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Questions & Answers
1 June 2017|
Response from Jill T |
Rashmi B
15 June 2016|
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Response from bkmatise | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is a concession that rents stand up paddle boards (as well as canoes, kayaks, etc.), $10 an hour 1 hour minimum.
28 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.