Activities & Resources
Barr Lake State Park050in Brighton, CO 80603
about Barr Lake State Park:
Bird watchers can spot over 300 species of birds at the park, which is home to the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and an important Colorado wildlife refuge. Visitors can watch the birds from the comfort of a lakeside gazebo, from boat on the northeast end of the lake, or on the Eagle Express, Barr Lake's motorized shuttle trail ride.
In addition to the 330 species of birds that have been identified in the park, Barr Lake is also home to coyotes and deer. Barr Lake State Park is ideal for non-motorized activities and motorboats with ten horsepower or less. This allows the park to offer a peaceful, relaxing haven for visitors to enjoy sailing and canoeing in calm waters. Barr Lake is a day-use park only and does not offer camping.
The Barr Lake Nature Center is located near the south parking lot. Visitors can see displays about the park's wildlife and have their questions answered by a volunteer or staff member. Call 303-659-6005 for information about upcoming programs or to arrange a program for your group.
And, while at the Center, inquire about borrowing a Family Activity Pack during your visit. The packs help turn an ordinary hike into a learning adventure in nature with two large bug boxes, magnifiers, various guide books (covering birds, insects, wildflowers, and pond or tree life), binoculars, and a nature journal.