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Picnicking
Picnicking

​​​​​​​Numerous picnic sites with tables and grills are located throughout the park. Both group and individual sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but group sites at Marina Point, Riverside, Heronry Overlook and Fox Run, may be reserved by calling the park office at (303) 791-7275. See Group Picnic Information en EspañolPlease check our home page for possible fire bans that could include grilling restrictions.

Group Picnic Sites

Available by Reservation Only, $10.00 reservation fee on top of facility fee below (for use of the area for the first 50 people, each additional person 50¢ per person to capacity of area) - Reservations for the Picnic facilities can be made 6 months in advance of your event. View the Group picnic Information Letter and Cancellation Policy with everything you will need to know to reserve you site.

  • Marina PointMarina Point: ($90.00 for use of the area for the first 50 people). This facility is located west of the south boat ramp area. This site can be reserved year round. Its facilities include spaces for 125 people, electrical outlets, two group grills, 10 tables, one hydrant water fountain, flush toilets, poles for a volleyball net and horseshoe pits.

  • Riverside Picnic AreaRiverside: ($90.00 for use of the area for the first 50 people). This facility is located west of the south boat ramp area. This site can be reserved year round. Its facilities include spaces for 125 people, electrical outlets, two group grills, 10 tables, one hydrant water fountain, flush toilets, poles for a volleyball net and horseshoe pits.

  • Picnic AreaHeronry Overlook: ($60.00 for use of the area for the first 50 people). This facility overlooks the nesting trees for great blue herons south of the reservoir. This site can be reserved from year round. Its facilities include shelters, one covered platform shelter, 12 tables, two group grills, space for 350 people, one hydrant fountain, vault toilets, poles for a volleyball net and horseshoe pits.

  • ​CLOSED for the 2018 season. Fox Run: ($30.00 for use of the area for the first 50 people). This facility is fairly close to the shoreline located on the southwest (no wake) portion of the reservoir. This site can be reserved year round with limited facilities during the winter months, November through mid-April. Its facilities include space for 75 people, eight tables, two group grills, one hydrant for water, two portable toilets (one during the winter), poles for a volleyball net and horseshoe pits.

Fees and Registration

Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of your picnic. To make a reservation, contact the park office at (303) 791-7275.

All vehicles coming into the park for picnics still have to pay the $8.00 fee or have an annual pass. Entrance to the park is not guaranteed when park is at capacity.

For detailed fee information, see the park Fees page​.

Site Inspection

On the day of the picnic, a ranger will inspect the picnic site with the organizer and review park rules and regulations. After the picnic -- the same day -- a final inspection will be performed. The organizer is responsible for clean up and any damage that might incur.  

For more information, contact the park office at  (303) 791-7275.​.