Aliases: DePoorter Lake
Two good places to bird in Julesburg are Lion’s Park, also known as the Julesburg State Wayside, and DePoorter Lake. Lion’s Park, along the South Platte River, features a Watchable Wildlife Trail where one can see Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, swallows, buntings, and warblers in migration. DePoorter Lake, just northeast of town, is a good place to see ducks and swallows in spring and fall. Look for other birds such as Wild Turkey and Great-tailed Grackle. A paved accessible walking trail circles the lake.
Directions: Julesburg is at I-76 exit 180, approximately 184 miles northeast of Denver at the Colorado/Wyoming border. Lions Park is on the west side of US 385 at the South Platte River, between the interstate and town. DePoorter Lake is a quarter mile farther north, on the east side of US 385.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Observe posted regulations
Lodging: Hotels in Julesburg
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible paved trail at DePoorter lake
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