Barr Lake State Park

Barr Lake State Park


Location:I-76 northeast from Denver to Bromley Lane, east 1 mile to Picadilly Road, and south 2 miles to park entrance.
Facilities:32 picnic sites, multi-use trails, boat ramp, visitor/nature center (é), restrooms (é).
Activities:Boating (10-hp limit), sailboarding, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting (with restrictions), cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, wildlife viewing, bird watching, guided tram tours (seasonal), interpretive programs.
Special Features:Barr Lake is home to the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and is an important wildlife refuge, with more than 300 species of birds sighted on park lands. The southwest side of the lake and the marshes along its edge provide habitat for great blue herons, bald eagles, and pelicans. A family of eagles nests in the park each spring.
Address:13401 Picadilly Rd
Brighton, CO 80603

Phone:303-659-6005
Web: parks.state.co.us
Size: 815 acres land; 1,918 acres water. Elevation: 5,100 feet.

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