Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

Recreation During Construction


Recreation amid COVID-19

Denver Water is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the potential impacts to recreation. Gross Reservoir opens for boating Friday, May 22, from the Osprey Point boat launch and recreation managers want visitors to be aware of the potential for crowds, slow traffic, lower water levels and parking challenges on opening week and weekend.

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We recognize that Gross Reservoir is a popular recreation area and over the years have talked with many visitors
and recreators at Gross Reservoir. The most frequently asked questions about recreation and potential
changes during the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project have been compiled into an easy to read FAQ document.

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Although final project design continues, we anticipate that recreation along the reservoir’s north shore, including boating access, will continue throughout construction. For public safety considerations, recreation in other areas – particularly near the dam and in the vicinity of the quarry – will be curtailed during construction.  Denver Water is in the process of developing a temporary recreation management plan detailing recreation closures and limitation during construction activities.  At the end of construction, recreation opportunities will be similar to what currently exist at Gross Reservoir. Recreation access during the 2020 boating season does not have anticipated impacts for users.

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Notice of on-site closure of Gross Dam Road

COAL CREEK CANYON — April 24, 2020 — Access to trails, viewpoints and shorelines on the south side of Gross Reservoir will be closed on weekdays between Monday, April 27, and Friday, May 8, for watershed protection activities in coordination with the Colorado State...

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