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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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  • Fantastic day we had at this park. Sunny day, nice and warm, and the views are too much to describe. I recommend this place for a picnic and fresh air to anybody.  more »
  • If you have a boat, want to SUP, ride wave runners or sail, Chatfield State Park is your place. They offer campsites and day use facilities as well.  more »
  • Up until about 5 years ago, we had never really gone out to our own local state park just down the road. They have great boating, fishing and camping plus a nice hike along the S. Platte River.  more »

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