Boyd Lake offers activities for everyone, from jet skiing to hiking and hunting to volleyball. It’s one of the premier water-sports locations in Northern Colorado.
It lies at the foot of Longs Peak and the mountains of the Continental Divide, just west of the Great Plains.
Biking/Hiking: Trail around water’s edge, segment of the city of Loveland trail system.
Birding: Observe hundreds of species of birds.
Boating: Open to motorized boating, water skiing and jet skiing.
Camping: Yes, 148 paved pull-through sites, which can accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet; $20/night. 3 loops remain open in winter. Campgrounds have showers, playgrounds, horse pits.
Fishing: Variety of fish, open to all types of fishing, bait,lure, fly fishing.
Hunting: Open September 29 for season. Waterfowl hunting.
Picnicking: 36 sites, first-come, first-serve, grills and some have shelters.
Swimming: Permitted at the swim beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends.
Volleyball: 2 sand courts, 1 on the beach and the is private for the group campground.
Winter Recreation: Trail use is open to snowshoeing and cross country skiing when conditions permit. Fishing, sledding and ice fishing.
Address: 3720 North County Rd 11-C, Loveland
Season: Year round
Pets: Yes, on-leash
Fees: $8/daily, $70/annual (vehicle)
Map: Boyd Lake (PDF)