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Barr Lake State Park

13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton, CO 80603-8808
+1 303-659-6005
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Excellent park for wildlife viewing and photography

I went to Barr Lake State Park for my third time, this morning. A friend and I wanted to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Barr lake Kayaking.

Awesome lake! First time here and loved it. Took my Kayak out early in the morning. Hardly anyone... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
G. W
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A premier Colorado spot for birdwatching.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton, CO 80603-8808
+1 303-659-6005
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Barr Lake State Park for my third time, this morning. A friend and I wanted to photography a nest of barn owls that we'd heard about. We got there early and found the owls close to a path and unstressed by our...More

Thank dcstep
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome lake! First time here and loved it. Took my Kayak out early in the morning. Hardly anyone else here. Beautiful scenery. Good size lake to kayak in. Secluded areas I paddled in and enjoyed a cup of coffee in my Kayak. Will definitely go...More

Thank G. W
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Lived in Denver for 25 years and finally made this park last week, and I was kicking myself why I didn't start coming here 25 years ago. The bird-viewing is simply amazing. Last week, as the board in the visiting center said, had 190 white...More

1  Thank RedRocksPhoto
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Barr Lake is a beautiful place to go to watch nature. The birds are so beautiful from the white pelicans, herons and eagles. Breath taking. I drive by it every day but the visitor's center is nice and informative. Great view of the rock mountains...More

1  Thank cindyboyd
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of great things about this place. Lots of birds and wildlife, great view of the mountains, makes me forget how close I am to the city. I live nearby, good place to chill or go for a walk; take lunch and a book. But...More

Thank AngelFire4848
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A small entry fee of 7 dollars per car load. We heard there are many Bald Eagles here and sure in enough we saw plenty. We hiked about 3 miles around the lake. You can see the eagles flying around and guarding their nests. Awesome...More

Thank LilMonkeysTravel
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Barr Lake is a great place to spend the day with family. They have a big pavillion where you can have a cook out with family. There are other single cook out areas. They have a great path around the lake that can used for...More

Thank frankacosta2002
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I love walking around the lake. It's about 10 miles all the way around but it is peaceful and the nature is beautiful. There's fishing and bird watching also. Check it out.

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I go to Barr Lake for birding, it's one of the premiere locations in the state. A large irrigation reservoir, it attracts thousands of waterfowl throughout the year. The wildlife section is amazing with boardwalks wandering through a nature wonderland in spring and early summer....More

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We saw juveniles, adults, 1 nest, 2 feeding on fish ( but we didn't see them catch them). The trail around Barr Lake is 8 miles - we did 2 out and back from the visitor center. Very nice boardwalks over the wetlands and into...More

Thank KuklaDenver_Colorado
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