Barr Lake State Park

Barr Lake State Park Entrance SignBarr Lake State Park is located just outside the city of Brighton, Colorado at 13401 Picadilly Road.  It’s a perfect place to spend some time enjoying the fresh air and natural beauty of the park.  It’s a special setting where people come from all over to photograph the park’s beauty, not to mention the birds!  Check out this gallery of photos taken by our members and park volunteers and visitors.

Barr Lake has a rich history in Brighton.  Read all about it here.

Our 2019 Eaglets grew like weeds.  We are eager for our new 2020 Eaglets in the near future!

Many of our events are hosted and/or supported by the Friends of Barr Lake, the 501(c)3 organization with the sole purpose of supporting Barr Lake.

There is something for everyone at Barr Lake!

  • Nature Center with fun and educational displays and programs
    • Gift Shop
  • Hike, run or bike the 8.8 mile Perimeter Trail
    • Dog Friendly
      • Must be on a leash of 6 feet or shorter at all times
      • Dispose of their waste properly
      • Dogs are not permitted in the wildlife refuge area – please plan your visit and to not bring them if you want to go through the wildlife refuge
  • Ride Horseback on the Perimeter Trail
  • Picnic spots
  • Archery range
  • Wildlife viewing stations
  • Birder’s Delight – more than 371 species have been spotted in the park
  • Bald Eagles winter in the park, and there is one mating pair that raises their young every year.
  • Fishing is great!  Channel catfish, small and large-mouth bass, rainbow trout, walleye, bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie can be caught in the lake.  Fishing licenses are required.
  • Boat, kayak, paddleboard or canoe on the lake.
    • Power boats are limited to trolling motors or gasoline motors 10 HP or less.
  • Attend Special Events all year long

You can find more information about the park at their Colorado Parks & Wildlife Barr Lake State Park web site.

2 Comments on “Barr Lake State Park

  1. Hi Sheri
    I’m a volunteer at Barr Lake State Park and I want to make some rocks with the Eagle logo on it for Bar Lake State Park. I’m going to sell them to donate money to the Friends of barley. I wanted to put your logo on the back if it’s okay. I was wondering if I could get it digitally so that I can print it and place it on the back of the Rock


    • Hi Mary Jane! That would be lovely; thank you for the offer. Please send me an email directly so I can forward you the logo.
      Thank you,
      Laura Simpkins


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