If you've ever visited Barr Lake State Park, you know what a special place it is. Not only the natural beauty provided by the lake, trees and native plants, but the wildlife and bird watching is truly spectacular. With fishing, hunting blinds, two archery ranges, paddleboarding, kayaking, tracks chairs, biking, hiking, horseback riding...the Park provides opportunities for everyone to engage with their natural surroundings. Barr Lake also hosts between 50 - 100 events each year, from Toddler Story Time and birthday parties, to the Great Brighton Camp Out, the Harvest Festival, and so many more.
Barr Lake State Park does not receive any funds from the State of Colorado. The primary sources of funding for state parks in Colorado are user fees and grants.
Friends of Barr Lake is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that enhances education, recreation, and conservation at the park by providing funds from grants, donations and fundraising events.