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Barr Lake State Park

13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton, CO 80603-8808
+1 303-659-6005
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Beautiful Park. Great Wildlife Viewing.

Barr Lake State Park is a beautiful place. I was lucky to happen upon a free bird watching hike... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael F
ANother great Colorado State Park

This park is good because of leadership, staff and volunteers who offer such a variety of programs... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Jim R
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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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 4 weeks ago

Barr Lake State Park is a beautiful place. I was lucky to happen upon a free bird watching hike that the park was offering. It was very cool, and the guides were incredibly patient and knowledgeable. The south end of the park is a wildlife...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This park is good because of leadership, staff and volunteers who offer such a variety of programs and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, With the restrictions in funding our state park system they were able to build a great nature center - this is good...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This state park is quite large so I haven't experienced everything you can do there yet. They recently remodeled the visitor's center and they did a great job with it. Lots of info and fun activities for the kids. There are lots of trails around...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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 1 May 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 26 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
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