Eastlake #3 Park and Nature Preserve

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Eastlake #3 Park and Nature Preserve

Aliases: Eastlake Reservoir #3, Eastlake Shores Park

This lake may be small, but the bird numbers here often aren’t! The full suite of waterbirds could be found here (at least when the water isn’t frozen). Look especially for species like Hooded Merganser and Cinnamon and Blue-winged Teals. The surrounding cattail marshes can have Virginia Rail and Sora on occasion, as well as Marsh Wren, and the riparian habitat may be good for migrants in season.

County: Adams

Directions: From I-25: take exit 223, CO 128/120th Ave. and go east for about two miles to Steele St. Head north on Steele for 0.6 miles to 124th Ave. and go west. Eastlake Park will be on the north; park on Fillmore St.

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

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations

Parking: Street parking
Lodging: Hotels in nearby Thornton

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: ADA access to some paved trails along the lake

Latitude: 39.925747
Longitude: -104.955237

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsYes - Perimeter only
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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