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Barr Lake Nature Center

13401 Picadilly Road

‹ ‹ ‹At the Barr Lake Nature Center, visitors can see displays about the park’s wildlife and have their questions answered by a naturalist. The Nature Center is located near the south parking lot. Center hours vary; call (303) 659-6005 for hours and information about upcoming programs or to arrange a program for your group.

Funds from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were used to construct the Nature Center, as well as many of the park's boardwalks. The expansion and renovation of the Nature Center was possible through a $45,000 grant form Adams County.


Johnathan Farrington

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Not highly priced at only 7 dollars for a day pass it is well worth your money. The visitor center is nice and has friendly staff. There is one little trail in particular which goes beside the lake and into the feild a bit as well that is really peaceful and a nice easy walk. The fishing is really nice, however I personally have not had much luck. A really great place to go for a nice afternoon. Only complaint is that the picnic tables are not super well maintained and has several wasp nests in them.

Adam Richardson

Friday, July 27, 2018
Seven dollars to get into this park and everything it offers is WELL worth it. Fishing, hunting, boating, archery range, great trails and the views just to name a few things that should attract you to this park. It is not a bad drive for any of us " North Metroers" either. Lots of ways to get to the general area and there are visible signs to guide you in. I have never had a bad time talking to the people at entrance hut. They are always kind and full of information. That may seem like a silly thing to mention, but if you go to this, or any state park for that matter with any frequency, the people start to matter more and more. This is a great spot for a BBQ after catching some fish or just letting the kiddos play in their very nicely shaded play area. Make this a spot you visit this summer and I can assure you that you will not regret it.

Zack O'Malley

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Beauty Variety of Things to do Quite Place / Peaceful Archery range Camping Fishing Boat launches Bird Sanctuary Educational Center Friendly Staff/Rangers Some what still primitive...Pro or Con, depending on how you see it or want it to be. Very Talented staff who always have some type of 'Hay Creature,' at the entrance to park. Unique & Entertaining.

Rhonda Meeks

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Amazing views, great visitor center exhibits and activities for all ( hands on interactive lessons), lots of mounts! The park was clean and well kept. Scenery was amazing.

cambuster6 Wheat

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Amazing place would gladly go over and over again. Huge lake to paddle across. Some of the lake is a wildlife refuge. So you can't boat, kayak or paddle board there. Great bow fishing. Lots of fish

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