Barr Lake State Park
|Barr Lake State Park|
|Location||Adams County, Colorado, USA|
|Nearest city||Brighton, CO|
|Area||2,715 acres (10.99 km2)|
|Governing body||Colorado Department of Natural Resources|
Barr Lake State Park is a Colorado state park established in 1977 in Adams County near Brighton, Colorado. The 2,715-acre (10.99 km2) park has 12 miles (19 km) of trails, including an 8.8-mile (14.2 km) trail that circles Barr Lake. Fishing and boating are allowed in the northern half of the park. The southern half is a wildlife refuge, with several wildlife viewing stations and a nature center. Numerous Bald Eagles spend the winter at Barr Lake and one pair nests every year. The park is popular with birders; over 350 species have been observed. The headquarters of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory is inside the park on the west side of the lake.
- "Barr Lake State Park". Colorado State Parks.