Loveland Reservoir

The water level at Loveland Reservoir is currently low due to the statewide drought, and a controlled water transfer to Sweetwater Reservoir to supplement the sources of drinking water for Sweetwater Authority. Fishing is not currently available.


The Loveland Reservoir recreation access area includes trails along the shoreline. These areas can be a great spot to experience some of indigenous wildlife and animal species.

To preserve natural habitats, maintain water quality and protect visitors, please obey all posted rules. 


Sweetwater and Loveland Reservoir properties both support diverse bird populations, thanks in part to the range of habitats that exists in and around these reservoirs. Many of these birds can be found from public access areas. Learn more at the link below.

Birdwatching at Sweetwater Reservoir and Loveland Reservoir

  1. Current Hours
  2. Rules

Current hours:

The Recreation Program at Loveland Reservoir is open daily during the following hours:

October through February
6 am - 5 pm

March through September
6 am - 6 pm

Holiday closures:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas