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Rueter-Hess Recreation

All-Day Parking Pass for Rueter-Hess

Reserve your day pass: 

Come and experience the serene and tranquil at Rueter-Hess!

Located at 9343 Double Angel Road Parker, CO

Park Rangers will be onsite while the reservoir is open for recreation to ensure fun and safety. However, no lifeguards are on duty, and all activities are at your own risk.  View the Release and Waiver of Liability Here.

Bring your own Paddle boards, kayaks (single and double), canoes, or windsurfing gear to the reservoir.  All watercraft will be inspected upon entering.

There are limited number of watercraft  and life vests available for rent from our vendor (1-hour, 2-hour or half-day). For more information click here.
Please note – due to limited parking space there will be no trailer or oversized vehicle parking available.  


Catch and release fishing at Rueter-Hess Reservoir will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. To maintain the vitality of the fish, a limited number of fishing opportunities will be available each day the reservoir is open. Fishing is allowed from shore or on watercraft during paddle season. Reservations are required for parking as well as adult or youth fishing.

Fishing (Rueter-Hess)

Reserve the Pavilion

The view from Rueter-Hess Pavilion is breathtaking. Available for your next gathering or picnic. Up to 60 people can enjoy a day of tranquility. The pavilion comes with 5 parking spaces for your attendees to use. The Observation deck may also be reserved for a nominal fee. Contact [email protected] to make a reservation.

Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and windsurfing only.

Because Rueter-Hess is a drinking water storage facility, only these watercrafts are allowed. All watercraft must pass an invasive species (ANS) inspection before accessing the water. Windsurfing will be allowed in 2024.

No motorized watercraft or sail boats will be allowed.

Rueter-Hess Release and Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement

It’s a rugged experience

Plans are in the works to modernize the shoreline; however, we aren’t there yet. As work continues, please expect the shoreline to be muddy in places. We recommend bringing chairs and shade for a day of fun and relaxation.

Life jackets are required

You will not be allowed on the water without one. No inflated floating devices - with the exception of Stand-up Paddle Boards and multi-chambered kayaks.
Water shoes are recommended.

Plan to walk a bit

Parking closest to the beach is a five-minute walk. Additional parking is up to 10 minutes away. You will be able to drop off gear near the shoreline and return to the parking lot(s).

Please note - due to limited parking space there will be no oversized vehicle or trailer parking available.

Bringing your dog?

Dogs on a leash are allowed on trails only. They are not allowed in the water or on the shoreline.

What’s for lunch?

Please be prepared to “Pack it in and pack it out.” There are limited picnic tables available for use. We recommend bringing chairs and shade.
No alcoholic beverages, drugs, or glass bottles are allowed.

Rules and Regulations

The Reservoir serves as a primary drinking water source. NO bodily contact is allowed with the water at the Reservoir unless authorized and permitted by PWSD and the Authority. Programs and Special Use events must be approved through the established special use application and permitting process with the County. Access to the Property is allowed only at the times provided by the Rueter-Hess Recreation for general access.

Rules and regulations.