Ketring Pond

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Ketring Pond

Aliases: Littleton Historic Park

This little pond in the middle of Littleton Historic Park may not look like much at first glance, but it’s usually full to the brim with ducks. Most popular is surely the remarkably common Wood Duck, and this is among the best places in the state to get point-blank views of this gorgeous bird. A surprising variety of diving ducks can be seen during the colder months (until the lake freezes), occasionally including Barrow’s Goldeneye. A small trail system in the area offers some riparian habitat that could host migrants in season, and connects to a wider bike-trail system for anyone looking to embark on a longer trip.

County: Arapahoe

Directions: From US 85/Santa Fe Dr.: exit at Alamo Ave./Littleton Blvd. and go east. Across the railway tracks, the road will change to Littleton Blvd.; continue east to Gallup St. At Gallup, head south about 0.5 miles to Shepperd Ave., then go east about 0.5 miles to Lakeview St. Head south on Lakeview into a small parking lot by the lake.

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

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations

Parking: Paved parking area
Lodging: Hotels in nearby Littleton

Handicapped Access: No

Latitude: 39.607546
Longitude: -104.997257

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Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsYes
Visitor CenterNo
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