Winter Fun at Barr Lake

You might think that a state park in Colorado would not have a lot going on in the Winter.  Well, you’d be wrong! Friends of Barr Lake, along with Barr Lake staff and volunteers keep the good times rolling through the cold and snow.

On Friday, November 29th, there was the Great Waddle Walk-off–a fresh-air alternative to Black Friday shopping.


Sunday, December 1st, welcomed a huge crowd for the Princess and Reindeer Day.  Elsa & Anna, Reggie and Riley were there for the kids to see and they could get their photos taken with them. There were reindeer crafts and reindeer snacks. This was the 2nd year for this event, and it was a bit hit once again!

There is a Happy Holidays Toddler Party coming up on December 5th, a Winter Wonders Holiday Trail on December 21st, Kids Holiday Pajama Party on December 26th, a New Years Eve Noon 2020 Party for the whole family including a countdown to 12 O’clock (noon, that is…) on December 31st, and a First Day Hike on January 1st.

Happy Thanksgiving from Friends of Barr Lake

We give thanks daily for the beauty of Barr Lake State Park, and wanted to share that  with you.

Fishing at Barr Lake State Park

Fishing isn’t just about catching fish. It’s about fresh November air and sunshine, peace and quiet, and the fish stories you can tell later! It’s about mountains, lakes, waves, Gulls and Geese! And it’s about sharing an afternoon with someone you love. doing something you love!

At Barr Lake, 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.

Add Barr Lake to Your Bucket List!

Here are a few photos from Barr Lake over this past couple of weeks, including beautiful sunsets.  If you are not fortunate enough to live in this part of Colorado, you need to plan a visit and add Barr Lake to your “bucket list.”  It’s a wonderland of natural beauty–day and night.

More than 370 species of birds call Barr Lake “home” either year-round or during migration (download the Barr Lake State Park Bird Checklist).  And there is a mating pair of Bald Eagles, along with large numbers of Eagles that stop by in the Winter–certainly worth a visit in the Winter months–try December, around the holidays!



Just a Few Minutes of Sunset at Barr Lake

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