The Dillon Reservoir
|Location in Colorado|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Summit County|
|Time zone :||Mountain ( UTC − 7 / −6 )|
|Residents :||904 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||226 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||6.2 km 2 (approx. 2 mi 2 ) of
which 4.0 km 2 (approx. 2 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||2777 m|
|Postal code :||80435|
|Area code :||+1 970|
|GNIS ID :||0169442|
The original place ( Old Dillon ) was founded in the 19th century in a valley where three rivers meet. To secure Denver's water supply, a dam was built and the valley was flooded in 1963 , creating the Dillon Reservoir (also called Lake Dillon ). During this time the city was rebuilt northeast of the old location. Some of the buildings were moved as a whole and are now located in nearby Silverthorne.
The Dillon Schoolhouse Museum shows the furnishings of an old school from 1883 .
The Dillon Marina is home to the Dillon Yacht Club . It is considered the highest - almost 3000 m - located yacht club in the world.