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Rueter-Hess Recreation

Rueter-Hess Recreation

April 23, 2024 –  Seasonal Recreation Update

Rueter-Hess Reservoir will be opening to water recreation on Friday April 26, 2024!

All watercraft will be subject to ANS inspections and should be clean and dry.

Reservations are required – click here to reserve your spot!

Rules and regulations for fishing include:


Nestled in the sandstone-rimmed bluffs and Gamble Oak valleys of northeastern Douglas County, Rueter-Hess Reservoir beckons history buffs, day hikers, dog walkers, water-sport enthusiasts, and local anthropologists alike. 

With that in mind, we recommend booking in advance and signing up for email updates.

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Rueter-Hess Reservoir: (Online Reservations Required)
9343 Double Angel Road
Parker, CO 80134

Summer/Fall hours – open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. 

Late fall/Winter hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Incline and Trailhead Parking Lot
13930 Ancestry Drive
Parker, CO 80134

One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset, seven days a week
No reservations are required.

Recreation activities at Rueter-Hess Reservoir are managed by the Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority, a six-member regional collaboration charged with planning recreation activities at the reservoir.  Click here for more information.