Standley Lake Regional Park

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Standley Lake Regional Park

The largest body of water in the northwestern metro area, Standley Lake ranks high among the great Denver area lakes for birding opportunities. The lake tends to be most productive during the fall months when large numbers of waterfowl, loons, grebes, and gulls pass through, but it remains good as long as there is open water. In early spring, gull variety often increases and waterfowl numbers pick up again as they move north. The summer months tend to be fairly quiet, though the remnant open prairie habitat can have a few breeding species, while the small tree groves play host to birds such as Spotted Towhee, Bullock’s Oriole, and Lazuli Bunting, and in recent years, a nesting pair of Bald Eagles. Be sure to check out Standley Lake’s live Eagle Cam.

County: Jefferson

Directions: The main entrance is located on the north side of the lake. From US 36, exit at Wadsworth/CO 121 and go south to 100th Ave. Head west on 100th Ave. to Simms. Go south on Simms to the entrance station.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 7:30 AM to Sunset
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: $7 per vehicle, walk-in and bike-in access is free

Restrictions: Please follow all park rules and regulations

Parking: Varied
Lodging: Hotels in Denver and nearby suburbs

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible facilities and some trails

Latitude: 39.877130
Longitude: -105.128352

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Standley Lake small pond on east side
Standley Lake
Standley Lake with Canada Geese


Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterYes
Gift ShopNo

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