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Recreation

Denver Water Recreation Antero Reservoir Cheesman Reservoir Dillon Reservoir Eleven Mile Canyon Reservoir Gross Reservoir High Line Canal Waterton Canyon Williams Fork Reservoir Jackie Shumaker Photography

There's more to water than drinking it. Denver Water's reservoirs and watershed areas offer many recreational activities. Several sites are managed in conjunction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management.

Select a site or activity from the chart below for a quick glance about recreation opportunities. Consult each location for specific information.

Recreation Opportunities

  Antero Cheesman Dillon Eleven Mile
Canyon

Gross High Line
Canal

Waterton
Canyon

Williams
Fork

Bicycling
bicycling
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Camping
camping
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Canoeing
canoeing
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Cross Country Skiing
cross country skiing
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Fishing
fishing
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Hiking
hiking
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Horseback Riding
horseback riding
     
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Big Game Hunting
hunting: big game
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Fowl Hunting
hunting: fowl
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Ice Fishing
ice fishing
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Jet Skiing
personal watercraft
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Kayaking
kayaking
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Motor Boating
motorboating
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Nature Viewing
nature viewing
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Picnic
picnicking
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Rentals
renting
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Row Boating
rowing
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sailboating
sailboating
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Scenic Overview
scenic overview
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Small Water Craft
small watercraft
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Snowmobiling
snowmobiling
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Wind Surfing
windsurfing
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What about Chatfield Reservoir? Although Denver Water stores water behind Chatfield Dam, we do not manage or maintain recreational services at the reservoir. Please see our frequently asked questions about Chatfield.