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Boyd Lake State Park

Boyd Lake State Park, Colorado - BEST Places to Picnic

Park Office: 
3720 N County Road 11-C 
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: 970-669-1739

Office Hours
9am-4:30pm Tue, Thurs and Fri and closed Feb. 3
Park Hours
5AM-10PM, unless fishing or camping stay past 10PM

WELCOME to Boyd Lake State Park

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 pavilion (including coffee shop) for swimmers. Boyd also has a modern campground with 148 paved pull-through sites.

  • Biking
    • Bicyclists can enjoy paved trails under cool cottonwood trees next to the water's edge. Boyd's trail is a segment of the City of Loveland's recreation trail system.
  • Boating
    • Boyd Lake State Park has three launch ramps: one or more ramps may be open depending on water level.
  • Camping
    • The Boyd Lake campground has 148 paved, electrical, pull-through campsites, which can accommodate tents, pick-up campers, trailers and motor homes. Three restrooms with pay showers are scattered throughout the campground. Playgrounds, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and grills create a family friendly camping experience. A holding tank dump station is located in the campground. Campground reservations can be made 180 days in advance.
  • Hiking
    • Hikers and bicyclists enjoy the paved and grassy trails beside the beaches, under cool cottonwood trees next to the water's edge. Boyd's trail is a segment of the City of Loveland's recreation trail system. All pets must be on a leash, and visitors are asked to pick up after their pets. Remember to pick up after your pets.
  • Ice Fishing
    • As always, please use caution when on the ice. Please remember the following safety tips (1) always have a personal flotation device available (2) never go out on the ice without a partner (3) tell someone where you are going and when you will return (4) check with park personnel for ice conditions; don't always trust signs (5) carry some kind of device so that if you do fall through the cracks you can help yourself (ice picks, claws, hooks, etc.).
  • Jet Skiing
    • Individuals 14 or 15 years old who want to drive a jet ski, should call the park office at 970-669-1739 and inquire about the Boating Safely courses. Classes held 7-9 pm at Loveland Public Library 300 N. Adams Ave, Loveland. The 2009 Boating Safely Classes will be held at the Loveland Public Library: April 21, May 19, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 13 and August 25. A class will be held on May 14 7 pm - 9 pm at the Loveland Pulliam Community Bldg. 545 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland.
  • Picnicking
    • The park features 95 first-come-first-served picnic sites. Mariner Point Group Picnic Area available by reservation only provides sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, electricity, restrooms, water, playground equipment and BBQ pits. Mariner Point can accommodate up to 200 people, has 2 large charcoal grills, electricity, twenty 8' picnic tables, two large serving counters. The cost to rent is $90 Monday - Friday and $180 Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Reservations can be made up to 1 year in advance by calling the park office at 970-669-1739.
  • Swimming
    • From swimming to water skiing, Boyd Lake has water activities for everyone in the family. The Boyd Lake State Park swim beach provides cool relief on Colorado's warm summer days. A pavilion at the beach includes rinsing showers, restrooms, a playground and picnic tables. Float toys may be used in the buoyed-off swimming area. For the safety and enjoyment of our visitors, glass containers and pets are prohibited on the swim beach. Boats are prohibited within the buoyed swim area. Swim beach area closed Labor May - Memorial Day.
  • Volleyball
    • There is a sand volleyball court at Mariner Point Group Picnic Area. The Group Picnic Area is a reserved area only, call 970-669-1739 for more information.
  • Water Skiing
    • Water-skiing is permitted the south half of the lake only. All powerboats in the designated ski area must travel in a counter-clockwise direction.

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