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Address: 13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton, CO 80603-8808
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A premier Colorado spot for birdwatching.

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Bird Haven

Terrific little lake with good fishing and lots and lots of birds. Roughly half of the lake is in a wildlife refuge, fishing is not allowed in this portion of the lake. The North... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
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Brighton, Colorado
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw juveniles, adults, 1 nest, 2 feeding on fish ( but we didn't see them catch them). The trail around Barr Lake is 8 miles - we did 2 out and back from the visitor center. Very nice boardwalks over the wetlands and into the Lake. The visitor center is very nice, newly remodeled with a grand reopening due... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for kayaking and canoeing as powerboats are limited to electric trolling or gasoline motors 10 horsepower or less, which keeps them away. We almost always see an eagle or two when we come here to canoe. Bathroom facilities are close by. There are miles of walking trails for those who just want to commune with nature. $7/day or... More 

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Brighton, Colorado
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Terrific little lake with good fishing and lots and lots of birds. Roughly half of the lake is in a wildlife refuge, fishing is not allowed in this portion of the lake. The North end of the lake is open to fishing and you can catch a wide variety which include Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Wiper, Tiger Muskie, Largemouth Bass, Yellow... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love this park, its quiet and the wild life is abundant. I also like that you are able to hunt on the premise. What I wish we had was a parking lot that allowed walk in access at no cost, like Cherry Creek. If I just want to go for a lovely stroll I have to pay an access... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were able to visit when the eaglets were still in the nest, and it was amazing. The hike to get to the viewing area was lovely with a multitude of breath-taking views.

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Thank Christina R
Miami
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a four hour delay thanks to Spirit Air (who later cancelled our flight) and still had a rental car, so I randomly looked at a map and saw there was a lake and park within 20 min. $7 to park. The drive out there is strange, through planned subdivisions and fields. The lake is great to walk around... More 

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Lots of birds to see. Wish I had my telephoto camera. Very hot when we went (90's), so difficult to walk for very long. Will return when cooler weather!

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Thank San D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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170 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This park is a great place to relax for a few hours. We enjoyed some easy hiking. I'm not really a birdwatcher, but the quantity and variety of birds we encountered here was amazing. The visitors center is in the middle of a remodel, but the faculty were very nice. Overall, this was a nice, peaceful place and a bargain... More 

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Thank Shane W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Barr Lake State Park is a Colorado state park established in 1977 in Adams County near Brighton. The 2,715-acre park has 12 miles of trails, including an 8.8-mile trail that circles Barr Lake. Fishing and boating are popular activities in the northern half of the park while the southern half is a wildlife refuge with several wildlife viewing stations and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This park is cute, and offers good trails along the lake. I rate it low because it's a disgrace to pay 7dollars daily for any time in the park. Too many great parks in state, and country side save your money.

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