Don’t let their location right by the interstate fool you: these small ponds, formerly a State Wildlife Area, can often be full of waterfowl. Migration times tend to be best, but during the summer, several breeding species should be present. The associated riparian habitat may also have migrants in season.
Habitat: Wetlands, riparian
Directions: From I-70 westbound: at exit 271B, take Lowell Blvd. north about one mile to Lowell Ponds and Rosebud Park, which are opposite one another along Lowell just south of the South Platte River and the I-76 interchange. From I-70 eastbound: at exit 272, take Federal Blvd. north and take a left on 55th Place. This residential road winds a half-mile west to Lowell, meeting that street just a few feet south of the ponds and the park. For best handicapped access, park in the lot on the west side of Lowell.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in nearby Arvada and Denver
Handicapped Access: Handicapped parking spots. Some paved trails.
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