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Chatfield State Park, Littleton

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Chatfield State Park is a state park located in Douglas and Jefferson counties of Colorado, United States.WildlifeOver three hundred bird species both migrant and resident frequent Chatfield. Also a variety of mammals roam the park, including whitetail and mule deer, coyote, red fox, cottontail rabbit, prairie dogs and weasels.Audubon Center at Chatfield State ParkThe Audubon Society of Greater Denver operates the Audubon Center at Chatfield State Park, a nature education center that offers classes, workshops and lectures for all ages, with an emphasis on children and families.The center's facilities were originally part of a 5000acre ranch for the Atchison family that became the headquarters for the Glenn L. Martin Company in 1955. The land became part of the Chatfield Dam construction project after a flood in 1965, and later became Chatfield State Park. The Audubon Society of Greater Denver was invited by Colorado State Parks to develop a nature center in 1998 out of the old 1940s ranch buildings. In 2004 the Society completed the renovation of the stone garage building into an outdoor learning lab. In 2006 the stone farmhouse was rehabilitated for classroom space and an outdoor amphitheater was constructed. The Society is building a visitor center that will house natural history exhibits, a nature library, an auditorium and a nature-based preschool.
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  • October 2, 2017
    I ride this fairly regularly, it's connected to the 470 and Platte trail systems. There is still a rough spot about 6 miles in from the c-470 underpass, but bike lanes are improving and the road in fr...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Busy during the weekends. ANS decontamination required if you take your boat here to any other lake in Colorado. Weekdays aren't bad. Fishing boats in the center of the skiing area all the time giving...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    This beautiful state park has a large, lovely campground with huge sites that are well spaced apart from each other. There's a large lake, horseback riding and it's close enough to Denver to allow sig...  more »

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