Rueter-Hess Reservoir Recreation

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An invaluable water resource to residents in Douglas County and people of the greater Front Range of Colorado, Rueter-Hess Reservoir is located on Hess Road, one mile east of I-25 at the Castle Pines Parkway exit 188, and three miles west of Parker Road.

There are two different ways to enjoy Rueter-Hess Reservoir this summer.

Paddle Days 

With direction from the Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority, Parker Parks and Recreation is offering Paddle Days at the site this summer. Participants provide their own paddle board and the cost is $15, which includes gate entry and watercraft inspection. Click here for more information and to register. Please contact or 303.805.6318 with questions about personal Paddle Days. Registration opens seven days prior to each Paddle Day event.

  • 2020 Paddle Days: June 14, June 20, June 27, July 4, July 5, July 11, July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 22, Aug. 29, Sept. 5
  • There is a limit of one person per watercraft for the 2020 season.  Due to limited capacities, registration is set for 18+.  If you need to register a minor, please email
  • Walk-up registration is NOT available.

Colorado SUP Sports

The official paddlesports operator at Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Colorado SUP Sports offers paddleboard and kayak rentals with instruction. Find more information and make your rental reservation here. Registration is required, walk ups are not permitted. Please contact or 720.503.0383 with questions regarding watercraft rentals.

Click here for more information about recreation offerings at Rueter-Hess Reservoir. Get general information about Rueter-Hess Reservior from Parker Water and Sanitation District.