Waneka Lake/Greenlee Wildlife Preserve
Aliases: Greenlee Natural Area
This lake in the middle of a neighborhood in Lafayette is a great place to look for birds in all seasons, along with the adjacent Greenlee Wildlife Preserve. In summer, Pied-billed and Western Grebes can be found on the lake, and Swainson’s Hawk is easily seen. In migration, migrant warblers and thrushes skulk in the undergrowth. Concentrations of Barn Swallows in late fall can be very impressive. In winter, ducks, geese, and gulls can congregate here, and the flocks can include rarities, such as Barrow’s Goldeneye and others.
Directions: From Denver: head west toward Boulder on US Hwy 36. Exit at CO 121/US Hwy 287 in Broomfield, and go north on US Hwy 287 for 6 miles to South Boulder Rd. Head west on South Boulder Rd to Centaur Village Dr. Go north on Centaur Village Dr, go west (left) on Caria Dr, and continue for about 0.25 miles to the Waneka Lake Park entrance.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 6am - 10pm
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Paved parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Boulder, Broomfield, or Lafayette
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible viewing from paved trail around the lake
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City of Lafayette: https://www.lafayetteco.gov/FormCenter/Contact-Us-4/Contact-Us-34
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