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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. The park centers on Chatfield Reservoir, a 1,423 acre surface area lake fed by the South Platte River and two other creeks, including Plum Creek.Reservoir Expansion ProjectThe Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project, slated to begin in fall, 2017, will create an additional 20,600 acre feet of water storage in the reservoir, raising its level by about 12 feet. The project will require that some of the park's facilities be moved back from the new, higher lake levels.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.
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  • There is so much to do here, hike, bike, picnic, watch the model airplanes, etc. It is also the place to view awesome sunsets. I love coming here when I visit Denver.  more »
  • We enjoy boating, biking, camping and fishing at chatfield. If you plan on boating on the weekends in the summer, you better arrive really early or plan on a long wait.  more »
  • This park is 5,600 acres of land and a reservoir. It has everything; 18 miles of beautiful hiking trails, good swimming, picnic areas, model airplaning, birdwatching, camping, and even water sports in...  more »
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  • We have only really gone to the dog park here, which is very large. With a couple ponds and a small river. It was bird dog heaven on our last visit however, so we have to work a bit on that the next time we go there. Around the dog park and throughout the park are trails to walk with or without a furry friend. The lake is undergoing some work right now, which I believe is supposed to be complete for the summer season.
  • Update! They are no longer having the breakfast buffet, so sad. I sure do miss seeing my friend Dan at the marina. 😯, and I will never forget the cabbage rolls he made from his mother's recipe., outstanding. I've had the pleasure of meeting so many of you this summer here at the lake, just know I appreciate every conversation and thanks for the laughs. I'm adding more pictures from this afternoon.Keep checking back - there's a lot of boating, cookouts and fun in the sun left this year 😎
  • SERIOUSLY! What a waste of a park. Who is the NONE outdoor person who designed this park? Lots of picnic table, but none near the water. All the trees have been bulldozed down and none replanted. They allow camping, but you be better off pitching a tent in a parking lot. Who would not want to have a picnic and sit next to the water with a tree providing some shade?
  • Great place to be outdoors! Everyone was friendly, and the campground was quiet and peaceful! Park rangers were very helpful in getting us on a trail that was out of the wind. Can't wait to come back!
  • The park is pretty great for being so close to the city and neighborhood where I live. It really isn't the best Colorado has to offer, but it is perfect for a really nice weekend gettaway. Just wish the website was more clear. It was $21 to camp for a night, but it wasn't easy for me to find this info. Hard enough in fact that I found it when I got to the sign at the entrance of the campgrounds. Just good to know so you can have the correct amount in cash upon arrival. Overall though, would reccommend to a friend.
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