Dillon Reservoir Dillon Reservoir has a maximum elevation of 9,017 feet (2,748 m) above sea level and a capacity of 257,304 acre feet (317,380,000 m3). The reservoir surface area is 3,233 acres and has a shore length of approximately 26.8 miles (43.1 km). The dam on the reservoir’s south end measures 5,888 feet (1,795 m) in length, 231 feet (70 m) in height. The average depth of the reservoir is 79 feet (24 m).
Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee (DRReC)
Owned and operated by the Denver Water Board, Dillon Reservoir is the largest water storage facility in the Denver Water system. Recreation within the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area, which includes the reservoir surface and adjacent properties, is managed by the interagency Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee (DRReC). DRReC is comprised of Denver Water Board, Town of Dillon, Town of Frisco, Summit County Government and U.S. Forest Service. Popular recreation activities include motorized and non-motorized boating, open water and ice fishing, cycling, snowkiting, hiking, running, walking, skiing, and others. Public access to the reservoir is available via two marinas located in Frisco and Dillon, as well as several campgrounds and day use areas on the adjacent White River National Forest.
Permits are requiredfor 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 Jasonfor additional information and to obtain a permit application.