Make your way to Boyd Lake State Park for an outdoor weekend without driving too far from town. A recreational haven in the middle of suburbia, this 321-acre oasis has something for everyone, whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure. Best of all, you can enjoy this pawsome site with your canine pal, so grab your gear and load up your pup—it's time for a trip to Boyd Lake!
The park boasts a modern campground with nearly 150 paved sites set on a grassy knoll near the lake. Tents, trailers, pick-up campers, and motor homes are all welcome. Each site is equipped with electric hookups, a picnic table, and a grill, so you and Fido can still enjoy some home comforts even while you're ruffing it. You'll also find restrooms, shower facilities, playground equipment, and horseshoe pits scattered throughout the campground. Don't forget to obtain your camping permit and parks pass before setting up camp. Reservations are recommended, especially when it's the peak summer season!
Hitting the trails is one of the best ways to enjoy Boyd Lake. The park's paved and grassy paths will have you and your pooch hiking beside beaches, under the shade of cottonwood trees, and along the water's edge. There's also a half-mile, self-guided nature trail on the south end of the park past the campground. Whichever routes you take, you and Fido will likely encounter some of the various wildlife that call the area home, including cottontail rabbits, red foxes, coyotes, and ground squirrels. Keep your eyes peeled for the park's diverse bird populations as well, particularly during the spring and fall migrations.
Wherever your adventure takes you, always keep your furry buddy on a 6-foot leash and clean up after them. Remember to bring your own bags!
For a puptastic outdoor experience in northern Colorado, you can't go wrong with Boyd Lake State Park!