Barr Lake State Park provides a sanctuary for both wildlife and humans. It is a unique place to pause and re-create a kinship with nature’s world. A major prairie reservoir of over 1,900 acres forms the heart of this 2,715 acre park. The lake is lined with cottonwoods, marshes and aquatic plants, and its southern half has been designated as a wildlife refuge to shelter animals and a number and variety of birds unequalled elsewhere in Colorado. Recreation at Barr Lake State Park takes forms that harmonize with nature. Visitors to the park enjoy many activities including boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, participating in nature study, bird-watching and, in winter’s snows, cross-country skiing. Since the early 1900s, Barr Lake has been known as a premier bird-watching area. Approximately 350 species of birds have been seen at the lake, making it famous on a national and international basis. Recently, it has gained fame for hosting one of only a few successful bald eagle nests on the front range. Office Hours: Nature Center Open 7 days a week 9am-4pm. Park Hours: 5AM - 10PM, if fishing- allowed to stay past 10PM. Fees: All visitors entering Barr Lake State Park are required to display a current Colorado State Parks’ Pass, issued by vehicle, on their auto windshield – daily ($7) and annual ($70) passes are available for purchase.
Scavenger Hunt Question:
What raptor can be found at Barr Lake that have fledged 45 young since 1986?
Scavenger Hunt Answers:
Hawk Owl *Eagle
About This Organization:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado's state parks, please see: http://www.parks.state.co.us. To learn more about Colorado's wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us
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