This medium-sized lake is right in the middle of the city of Loveland, and several city parks provide excellent access. The lake can attract various water birds, especially in the colder months, as long as there is some open water. The northwest inlet can be very good for wading birds when water levels are right. The highlight is usually the gulls, which sometimes gather here in large numbers. Rare gulls such as Glaucous, Thayer’s, and Lesser Black-backed can be regularly found in these flocks.
Directions: From I-25: take exit 257/US Hwy 34, and go west for 5.5 miles to Taft Ave. Head north on Taft and in 1.6 miles, turn east on Lake Park Rd into the park. There is alternate parking at the south end of the lake on US Hwy 34/Eisenhower Blvd at Roosevelt Avenue.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations.
Parking: Paved parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Loveland
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible paved trails
» Visit the website for Lake Loveland
Lake Loveland: http://www.lakeloveland.com/
Colorado Birding: https://coloradocountybirding.org/BySite.aspx?SiteID=551&CountyID=36