Boyd Lake State Park

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Boyd Lake State Park

Colorado

(970) 669-1739

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Overview

Boyd Lake State Park is a water-sports haven for northern Colorado. The lake lies at the western-most edge of the plains at the foot of snow-capped Long's Peak and the mountains of the Continental Divide. Boyd Lake State Park has something for all types of water recreationists in every season: boating, fishing and swimming in the summer and ice fishing and lake-side hiking in the winter. All types of water craft- ski boats, fishing boats, personal water crafts, sailboats, canoes--use Boyd's 1,700 surface-acres of water in the spring through fall. Boyd also has a sandy beach and pavillion (including coffee shop) for swimmers and a modern campground with 148 paved pull-through sites to accommodate your camping needs.

Map of Boyd Lake (CO)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.437844, -105.040665

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Activities

  • Boating

    The Main Boat Ramp is a six-lane ramp located at the Marina at the east end of the marina parking lot. The two-lane Heron Cove Ramp, located just north of the group picnic area, is stillopen for the seaon. The Heron Cove Ramp is used to launch small craft (i.e. Jet Skis. The Main Ramp is used to launch larger craft. It is MANDATORY that all water craft be inspected before launch at either ramp. Inspections are performed at the Main Boat Ramp only. The park is closed to boating from December 1 - February 28/29

  • Bicycling

    During the Spring and Summer, bicyclists enjoy a meandering, paved trail under cool cottonwood trees by the water's-edge.

  • Camping

    If you're looking for first-class camping, check out Boyd Lake! Boyd Lake State Park also has a modern campground with 148 paved pull-through sites that can accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet in length. The sites are located on a grassy knoll dotted with trees near the lake. The easily accessible sites can accommodate tents, pick-up campers, trailers and motor homes. All sites have 20, 30 and 50 amp electric hookups. Each site has a picnic table and grill. Three restrooms with showers, playground equipment and horseshoe pits are scattered throughout the campground. Campers must have a camping permit and a valid parks pass.

  • Climbing

    Rock climbing available near by at Castlewood Canyon State Park.

  • Fishing

    Fish that are found in the park are Small and White Bass, Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie, Perch Trout and Walleye. There is an ADA Fishing Pier located in the Marina Bay. The path from the parking lot to the dock has just been paved. The dock is pulled during the winter season.

  • Hiking

    Hikers enjoy the paved and gravel trails beside the beaches, and under the shade of cottonwood trees next to the water's edge. Boyd Lake's trail is a segment of the City of Loveland's recreation trail system.

  • Picnicking

    Boyd Lake State Park features sixty seven first class picnic sites. These sites are available "first-come-first-serve." The "Mariner Point Group Picnic Area" is open every year from May 15th to September 15th for use, and is available by reservation only. The GPA it can accommodate up to 200 guests! The Group Picnic Area has a great view of the park and the mountains in the distance. It has twenty eight-foot picnic tables and two large serving counters. It also has many amenities including a beach volleyball pit, horseshoe pits, playground equipment, a fireplace, and barbecue grills.

  • Water Sports

    Popular water sports at Boyd Lake State Park are water skiing, jet skiing and swimming.

  • Winter Sports

    Visitors enjoy trail usage, sledding, waterfowl hunting and fishing during winter months. Ice fishing is also allowed when conditions permit

Directions

Driving

From I-25, take exit 257B and travel West. Continue taking Highway 34 / East Eisenhower Boulevard to Madison Avenue. Go North on Madison Avenue (right turn) until you reach East 37th Street where you will go east (right turn again). Follow E 37th Street for about 1/2 mile, it curves north and is renamed County Road 11-C, Boyd Lake State Park is on the East side of this road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(970) 669-1739

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