Berkeley Lake and Rocky Mountain Lake

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Berkeley Lake and Rocky Mountain Lake

Aliases: Rocky Mountain Lake

These two lakes are nearly adjacent and nearly identical. Both are medium-sized lakes ringed by promising lines of cattails, and surrounded by walking trails. Look for breeding coots and Pied-billed Grebes in summer, and for Western Grebe and numerous species of waterfowl in migration and winter. Also be sure to check the woodland in both parks for migrants during the spring and fall, and flocks of sparrows and Cedar Waxwings during the winter months.

County: Denver

Directions: Berkeley Lake: from westbound I-70, exit at Lowell Blvd. and go south; pass under the highway to 48th Ave./South Dr. Head west on 48th Ave. to the parking lot. To Rocky Mountain Lake: from I-70, exit US 287/Federal Blvd. Go south to 47th Ave. and then head west to the parking lot. Both parks are on the north side of West 46th Ave., between Sheridan Blvd. and Federal Blvd.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations

Parking: Paved parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Denver

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible facilities and some of the trails

Latitude: 39.782001
Longitude: -105.046406

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Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsYes
BoardwalkYes - Berkeley
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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