The Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD)
Due to COVID-19, the campground and restrooms will remain closed until further notice.
Boat docks will open as soon as weather permits and there are no further actions within the quarantine status.
Please keep in mind that if you are wanting to purchase our annual passes, we are asking you to call into our office and make an appointment. As an added bonus, we have decided to extend our annual passes to residents outside the Rio Blanco district.
- In-District = $40
- Out-District = $50
Boating passes will also be available online at a later date.
Rio Blanco Water Consersvancy District (970) 675-5055
The Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District is a Special District of the State of Colorado, organized for the purpose of conserving and developing land and water resources for the best use of water within the District’s boundaries. The District was organized by a decree of District Court on November 9, 1990.
What makes us unique?
RBWCD’s area of responsibilities includes the management of Taylor Draw, Taylor Draw Hydroelectric, and Kenney Reservoir as well as a much wider range of oversight.
Attached to the creation of Taylor Draw Dam is a significant inventory of man-made wetlands, rangeland, and managed agricultural land. Altogether the RBWCD manages in excess of 1,200 acres of which approximately 50% of the lands are in various stages of wetland succession, 20% designated for agriculture and wildlife food source mitigation, with the remaining acres left as varying types of rangeland--mitigating the habitat lost with the construction of Taylor Draw and Kenney Reservoir. The vast majority of these lands are open for public use.