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Aurora Reservoir

#2 of 27 things to do in Aurora Features Animals
5800 S Powhaton Rd, Aurora, CO 80016-4284
+1 303-326-8425
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Fun family time

This reservoir has a swim beach, several large pavilions equipped with barbecue grills... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Colorado, United States
via mobile

Went kayaking at Aurora Reservoir, the water was so clean and clear! Get there early on a weekend... read more

Reviewed 23 August 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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 23 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
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went kayaking at Aurora Reservoir, the water was so clean and clear! Get there early on a weekend as it gets crowded.

Thank tamii36
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great place for family fun days out! A lot of water activities and rentals at super low rates! Own coolers and food a must!

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We love visiting the reservoir when we are in the Denver area, amidst the flat land around Aurora and the mountains in the distance, it is refreshing to be by the water, it has water sports but we have not used them, it is just...More

Thank S R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My honey took me fishing here, we rented a boat for about 30 bucks for two hours and fished... beautiful time.The water is so calming and fishing is always relaxing. They also have a makeshift beach that is equally as nice

Thank jackiejett16
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Nice body of water and park in southeast Aurora. Wonderful trail for hiking, walking and biking around reservoir. Fun beach and picnic area. Nice for non-motorized water sports

Thank sailingwest2016
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is way better than Cherry Creek for swimming. Clean water , life guards, and clean facilities. We live 5 minutes from Cherry Creek and drive the extra 20 minutes to get here because it is so much cleaner for swimming with the kids. They...More

Thank Cathystroman
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Aurora Reservoir offers a number of outdoor activities. It is a large park, and includes a swim beach complete with a picnic area, volley ball court and play ground. The swim area is lovely. Clear water, sand sloping bottom and area marked with buoys. There...More

Thank Blaine N
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Came here with my dog to go swimming. Tried calling ahead and despite them not being closed I wasn't able to reach anyone (called 3 times). The blonde girl at the front was super rude when we got there and asked about taking the dog...More

Thank Travelguru666
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came here with friends. The lake was clean and nice. It was a good size. Although it was busy it didn't seem over crowded. It had nice sandy beaches. Went to fish, but didn't catch any. Still had a good time.

Thank Mcflattty
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Rashmi B
Is there paddle boarding at the aurora reservoir
15 June 2016|
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Response from satir0ne | Reviewed this property |
no paddle/peddle boats available anymore.
Camping allowed
28 April 2016|
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Response from Alice B | Reviewed this property |
No camp sites or tent sites are available. This is more of a day use park.