Barr Lake State Park

Barr 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 are growing like weeds.  Watch this exciting video filmed at Barr Lake by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Our Eaglets are exploring their nest.  They have lost their “fluff” and are gaining feathers! Hope you can come see them in person, but in the meanwhile, enjoy this really neat video of our Parental Eagles feeding their Eaglets!

Colorado Parks & Wildlife recently released a video called “Livin’ the Wildlife – Bald Eagles” filmed almost entirely at Barr Lake.  It’s a beautiful educational video with tons of information about Bald Eagles.  It’s a must see for anyone who loves these magnificent Raptors.

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.

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