Dillon Reservoir Recreation

Dillon Reservoir is owned and operated by Denver Water. Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area (DRRA) includes the reservoir's surface and adjacent properties.

Popular recreation activities within DRRA include motorized and non-motorized boating, open water and ice fishing, cycling, snowkiting, hiking, running, walking, Nordic skiing and other passive recreational activities. Public access to the reservoir is available via two marinas, located in Frisco and Dillon, as well as six campgrounds and day-use areas on the White River National Forest.
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Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee (DRReC)

Recreation within Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area is managed by the interagency Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee (DRReC). DRReC is comprised of Denver Water, Town of Dillon, Town of Frisco, Summit County Government and U.S. Forest Service.

Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee Grant Program

The Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee (DRReC) Grant Program is designed to provide funding to Local Governments, and State and Federal Agencies that manage land within the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area (DRRA). The DRReC Grant Program aims to support infrastructure improvement and planning projects that also support DRReC’s core mission:

Protect, preserve and manage recreational lands and waters for the benefit and enjoyment of Summit County citizens and visitors to the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area. 


NOTICE: All event and commercial use permitting is being conducted according to local, state, and/or federal COVID-19 orders, regulations, laws, policies, and/or guidelines (collectively, "COVID-19 regulatory requirements"). It is the applicant's responsibility to understand how all COVID-19 regulatory requirements may impact their event, including restrictions on gathering sizes. Interested applicants should be prepared to provide event plans that meet all COVID-19 regulatory requirements, with the understanding that these requirements are subject to change before or at the time of the event. Applicants are also required to submit a Summit County Physical Distancing Protocol form in addition to the standard permit application. Failure to comply with current COVID-19 regulatory requirements may endanger your ability to host future events. 

Interested applicants should thoroughly review all State and Local COVID-19 regulatory requirements prior to submitting an application.

Permits are required for all special events and commercial activities occurring within the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area. During the summer months, the reservoir surface is patrolled by the Summit County Sheriff’s office seven days a week. In the event of an emergency, CALL 911.

Contact Jason for additional information and/or to obtain a permit application.