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Boyd Lake State Park
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Boyd Lake State Park
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The most modern water sports facility in northern Colorado, Boyd Lake State Park boasts over 1,700 surface acres of water. A sandy beach and seasonably warm water make Boyd a favorite among water-sport enthusiasts. Modern camping facilities, picnic areas, a playground and a trail system round out the activities. This family oriented park is the perfect place for visitors of all ages.

Attractions - The pelicans display their full wingspan as they glide gracefully to a landing on the clear surface of the lake. The sun reflects across the gentle ripples made in their wake. In the distance, a sailboat flies on the breeze, fisherman cast for that trophy catch and families play and picnic on a sandy beach. This is Boyd Lake State Park

Recreation - Boyd Lake State Park supports many types of water sports including canoeing, sailing, fishing, windsurfing, water skiing and swimming. During warm weather the park is popular for picnicking and camping. The area offers a variety of regattas, hydroplane races and other special events.

Climate - Climate conditions in Colorado should be taken seriously throughout the state. Snow and ice are common on roads and trails from mid-October through late April. In the summer months, snow is still possible but less common. Varying conditions throughout a given day can be expected throughout the year. Remember that summer days can typically have beautiful sunny mornings and short sudden thunderstorms in the afternoon. Please prepare appropriately for your outdoor experience.

Location - Directions - Exit I-25 west at U.S. 34 near Loveland, turn north onto Madison Avenue, then follow the signs. Boyd Lake State Recreation Area is located northeast of Loveland, Colorado. Loveland is surrounded by many lakes, Boyd Lake being the largest. The region forms the terminus of the high plains.


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Filed By: Madeleine (Denver, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: I went to the swimming beach yesterday. Although other parts of the lake looked clear (blue from a distance) the bottom of the swimming area is a very muddy clay and the water is muddy brown. You can't see your feet as you walk in. Felt strange to be swimming in and walking on mud. Not too crowded.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: have boated on Boyd for years - but stopped going. New managment is poor and the experience is too urban. If you are a jet skier and like the crowds it can be fun - just not we are into anymore.

Filed By: Brad (Greeley, Co)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Visited Boyd 6-15-03. Road bikes around the lake. Lake is up to maybe 80% full, Looks great for any type of recreation you prefer. Wife and kids went there the 16th to swim and had a great time.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: last time i was at boyd in september 02 the lake was pretty much dried up compared to usual. the water was about 200 yards from the swim beach maybe more. i dont know if there is any water in it now or if there will be any this summer?


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Contact Information:
Boyd Lake State Park, 3720 N. County Road 11-C , Loveland, CO, 80537, Phone: 970-669-1739
, boyd.lake@state.co.us

Additional Information:
Colorado Lakes & Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs included in this list range from small mountain lakes surrounded by snow capped peaks, to large reservoirs with beaches and boating facilities.
Colorado State Parks - Colorado is world renowned for natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Visiting Colorado's state parks is an excellent way to gain access to the natural environment and the recreation opportunities created by it.
Estes Park Area - Estes Park is located on the Big Thompson River, northwest of Denver, on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Fort Collins Area - Fort Collins is situated at the eastern base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, approximately 65 miles north of Denver and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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