Due to seasonal temperature changes, paddle sports may not be available for safety reasons. We recommend only booking 1-day in advance for any water recreation.



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Rueter-Hess Recreation

Rueter-Hess Recreation

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

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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.  

Rueter-Hess Entrance:
9343 Double Angel Road
Parker, CO 8134

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

Water Recreation/Fishing
Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays through Oct. 31.    Parking day passes are required. Click here to make your reservation.  

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

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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.