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Chatfield Lake, CO

US Army Corps of Engineers

Overview

Chatfield Dam, located southwest of Denver on the South Platte River, was the second of three dams built to protect the Denver region from floods. The 1,479-acre land and the 5,300 acres surrounding it provide a myriad of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, and swimming. Chatfield Nature Preserve for environmental studies and the old Hildebrand Homestead, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are open to visitors.

Recreational Activities:

  • BIKING
  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE
  • PICNICKING
  • PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE
  • WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

9307 South Wadsworth Blvd.
Littleton,CO,80128-6901

Directions:

Located off C-470 southwest of Denver at the Wadsworth interchange.

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