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Kenney Reservoir

Kenney Reservoir Dam

Kenney Reservoir is located five miles east of Rangely on Highway 64. The reservoir was built in 1984 and is managed by the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District. The parking facilities and campsites are open from approximately early April until the lake begins to freeze, maybe sometime in November. Day use of the facilities is free, with a fee of $5 for district residents or $7 for visitors per day for boating. District residents can also purchase an Annual Boating Pass for $40 from the Water District Office at 2252 E. Main, near the airport. The lake contains approximately 13,800 acre-feet of water, allowing plenty of room for water skiers and fishing. There are plenty of campsites for tents or self-contained campers. Camping costs $8 per day for residents and visitors alike. Regularly maintained bathroom facilities are available along with covered picnic tables surrounded by shade trees and lawn. The south side of the lake contains two swim areas and the docks are seldom crowded. Five thousand rainbow trout are stocked into the lake each spring, with crappie and catfish also being popular game fish in these waters. The lake sits on the White River with the wetlands area at the tail water of the lake providing cover and food for waterfowl, bald eagles, osprey, blue heron, mule deer, elk and beaver. For more information on Kenney Reservoir or to make reservations, contact the water district at (970) 675-5055.