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Aurora Reservoir

5800 S Powhaton Road, Aurora, CO 80012
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Aurora
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water
Most recent review
- Feb 8, 2014
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Littleton, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The beach at Aur. Res. is the cleanest beach in these parts. Little to no goose poop, really nice white sand, clear water. The kids love it. It has a very nice atmospere with nicely kept grounds and great playground too. Highly recommend for this land-locked state!

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106 reviews 106 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

good picnic areas, walking & biking paths. Clean. has an amazing amount of birds. scenic. if youre interested, and live in the area, and just want to walk, take the southwest residential route and get in free(walk right thru the gate during reg operating hours

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This has to be the cleanest, nicest place to take a bike ride or go kayaking! You can rent the old-fashioned bikes that I used to own (and wish I still did), and you can also rent kayaks here. The place is so clean and the people are so friendly. You can ask them anything. It is quiet and very... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I've been there 3 times and each time I have had a great time. The beach is perfect- it's never too crowded. The rental of the kayaks and boats makes it a great activity for the whole family and the price is decent. You can take in coolers and food and make it a day. Families take grills and tables... More

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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited this little lakeside park on a holiday weekend and found that there was plenty of room for everyone! The park was clean, children were having fun, boats available for rent too! For a fun summer day - kids and adults alike will enjoy this park!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Aurora Reservoir is located out east of the Arapahoe County Fair Grounds off East Quincy Ave in Aurora, CO. This place feels like its halfway to Kansas but you'll appreciate the drive. Unlike the other reservoirs in the Denver metro area, this one is actually well maintained, clean with lots of activities to do. The swimming area is rather... More

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Aurora, CO
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ok place to go. Kind of sparse. Pricey to get in and not that great. Some sights. Lots of birds. There are other lakes in the vicinity that are much better.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

perfect location for triathalons. water temperatur was 69 degrees. ample parking, facilities, award stage.

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The reservoir is close to town and the water is very clean. No gas motors allowed which is nice. Facilities are very nice and staff is friendly and professional. The one big problem is the beach and grass areas are covered in Canada Goose droppings. Its almost impossible to walk without having some squish up between your toes. I see... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We live about 20 minutes from there, so it is really convenient for us. It is a smaller reservoir, and there are no gas engines/jet skis allowed, which is great if you want to relax on or near the water. They have boat rentals (paddle boats and boards and kayaks) but I don't know the fees - we have our... More

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