Boyd Lake State Park

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Boyd Lake State Park

Photos by Rick Reeser

In warmer months, Boyd Lake is a hotspot for boating, yet you can still see spring and summer birds of interest, including Bald Eagle, White-faced Ibis, Chimney Swift, Red-headed Woodpecker, and many interesting shorebirds, such as Black-necked Stilt and Willets. Once it starts to get chilly, Boyd Lake becomes a great place to look for Gulls, Loons, Terns, and Scoters, with possibly a rare species or two among the more common. Rarities spotted here have included Yellow-billed Loon, Black-legged Kittiwake, and Great Black-backed Gull. The park boasts over 300 species of birds on their bird list, so be on the lookout when visiting here! A State Parks pass is required for entry. Hunting occurs on this property, so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before visiting.

County: Larimer

Directions: From I-25: take exit 257/US Hwy 34 and go west for 3.3 miles to Boise Ave. Go north on Boise Ave. to E CR 24E and go east. The road will curve north and change into N CR 11C. Continue for 1 mile and head east at the Boyd Lake State Park sign to the entrance station.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Ownership: CPW
Admission: State Parks Pass. Additional fee for camping .

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations. Dogs must be under control and on a leash at all times.

Parking: Paved parking areas
Lodging: RV and tent camping

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible facilities and paved trail

Latitude: 40.433953
Longitude: -105.044274

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Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsYes
Visitor CenterYes
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