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.

Survey: Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area and Summit County Recpath

We're conducting a capacity analysis of Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area and the Summit County Recreational Pathway System. As part of the process, we're conducting a public survey to gather users' opinions about these two popular recreational resources. Take the survey

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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. 


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.