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Address: 5800 S Powhaton Road, Aurora, CO 80012
Phone Number: 303-739-7160
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Nice spot for a picnic and running

The Aurora Reservoir is nice spot for picnic and running. This place is beautiful and has everything: fishing, boating, biking, picnicking, swimming, running (with mile markers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Aurora Reservoir is nice spot for picnic and running. This place is beautiful and has everything: fishing, boating, biking, picnicking, swimming, running (with mile markers) and paddle boarding. This place can crowded on weekends unless you come early. Daily entrance is $10 per vehicle or $55 annually (well worth it if you live near by).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a beautiful area, and has many things to do. If you can walk in through the adjoining neighborhood, then even better. But $10 a car and then $25 for a canoe/paddleboat is pretty pricey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Plenty of upsides nice beach, modern amenities, pleasant staff, very clean water. Some might think lack of shade is an issue, there are some trees but that space probably fills up fast. Beach can be crowded, for the most part people are friendly. Great for paddle boarding as the water is very calm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The fishing is very good and if you're into birding, the location is great. It has a $10.00 entrance fee and an annual fee that is close to $48.00. However, if you live near by it is worth doing.

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Aurora, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place to go...Top quality fish in an urban setting.Nice swin beach.Usually a no wait for boat loading and launching.Quick boat inspections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Has a good swim beach. Can get a little busy. Snack bar has great items at low cost. Fishing is pretty good.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Poor communication regarding menu!!! mis-leading information regarding pricing. Not sincere attempt to listen to our complaint

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Last year I commented on the issue of goose poop on the beach. I don't think the geese have been trained to drop their droppings somewhere else so kudos to whom ever is responsible for cleaning up the beach. Last year I was critical about the condition of the beach so I was pleased to see the beach was very... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a lovely day at the reservoir. We went to the swim beach which was pretty well maintained and also had lifeguards. There was also a pretty cool little playground next to the swim area. Additionally, there were plenty of shady places to set up a picnic. I recommend trying out the Aurora Reservoir next time you are looking... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I brought my daughter and her friend out here to enjoy a hot summer day out by the water. I was pleasantly surprised! The swim beach was nice, the paddleboarding and paddle boats were fun and not too expensive! They have a concession stand, playground, lots of sand for sports and lots of picnic areas to bring your own food/drinks.... More 

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