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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. Group Picnic information available en EspanolPlease check our home page for possible grilling restrictions.

Group Picnic Sites

Available by Reservation Only - Reservations for each season/year begin the fourth Tuesday in January. View the informational packet​ with everything you will need to know to reserve you site.

  • Marina PointMarina Point:  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: 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 ta​bles, one hydrant water fountain, flush toilets, poles for a volleyball net and horseshoe pits.

  • Picnic AreaHeronry Overlook: 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.

  • Fox Run: This facility is near the shoreline located on the southwest (no wake) portion of the reservoir. This site can be reserved May 1 through October 31. Its facilities include space for 75 people, eight tables, two group grills, one hydrant for water, two portable toilets, poles for a volleyball net and horseshoe pits.

Fees and Registration

Reservations can be made beginning Tuesday following Martin Luther King Day in January. To make a reservation, contact the park office at (303) 791-7275.

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.​.