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Rueter-Hess Recreation

Activities (Rueter-Hess)

Reserve your Day Pass for Water Recreation/Fishing at Rueter-Hess!

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Through extensive public outreach, the Authority established a conceptual master plan (PDF) in 2016. Future recreational opportunities may include soft-surface trails and non-motorized watercraft. To start, however, the reservoir will only be open for limited recreational programming.

With direction from the Authority, on-site seasonal programs and special events will be offered in the future. Registered participants will be allowed to enter the reservoir during the scheduled events.

Water Recreation

Water recreation, including fishing, at Rueter-Hess Reservoir will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, through October.

Water Recreation/Fishing

Incline Challenge and Trail

The Incline features 132 steps and the Rosie Rueter Trail loop that leads to and from the parking lot is just over a mile long.

Incline Trail (Rueter-Hess)


Catch and release fishing at Rueter-Hess Reservoir will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, starting Friday, Aug. 4, and running through October.

Fishing (Rueter-Hess)

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