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Barr Lake State Park
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Barr Lake State Park is located in Colorado
Barr Lake State Park
Barr Lake State Park
Location in Colorado
Location Adams County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Brighton, CO
Area 2,715 acres (10.99 km2)
Established 1977
Governing body Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Barr Lake State Park is a Colorado state park established in 1977 in Adams County near Brighton, Colorado, USA. The 2,715-acre (10.99 km2) park has 12 miles (19 km) of trails, including an 8.8-mile (14.2 km) trail that circles Barr Lake. Fishing and boating are allowed in the northern half of the park. The southern half is a wildlife refuge, with several wildlife viewing stations and a nature center. Numerous bald eagles spend the winter at Barr Lake and one pair nests every year. The park is popular with birders; over 350 species have been observed.

The headquarters of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is inside the park on the northwest side of the lake.

Barr Lake is fed by the Burlington Ditch, which is diverted from the South Platte River.

The namesake Barr Lake derives its name from one Mr. Barr, a railroad official.

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