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Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora

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Cherry Creek State Park is a state park in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The park consists of a natural prairie environment with an 880acre reservoir at its center which is shared by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft. The Cherry Creek Marina and Yacht Club offers mooring and catered events on the north-western shore. A large imported-sand swim beach is situated on the north-eastern side along with ample parking. The park has 12mi of paved roads and 35mi of multi-use trails open to runners, cyclists, and horseback riders. There are facilities for camping, radio-controlled aircraft, picnicking, as well as opportunities for bird watching, cross country skiing, and fishing. The park also contains an outdoor shooting range.WildlifeMore than 40 mammal species roam through the park, including eastern cottontail rabbit, coyote, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, weasel, ground squirrel, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and scampering black-tailed prairie dogs.HistoryOn August 15, 1993, Cherry Creek State Park was the location for the papal mass of the 8th World Youth Day with Pope John Paul II. The event brought an estimated 500,000 people to the site.
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  • There are a lot of areas I don't use at this park--shooting range, fishing, camping but I appreciate the bike trails and photography. Colorado is a semi arid climate, but there's so much water in the ...  more »
  • Beautiful community park. Large Reservoir with beach,good for all water sports. Camping and all facilities for trailers. Dog park and horse stables.  more »
  • Cherry Creek is a nice lake to spend the day on. It is on the south side of Denver. Great place for boating and camping.  more »