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Barr Lake State Park Observes National Safe Boating Week
5/12/2009
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Colorado State Parks Press Release
BRIGHTON, Colo. – National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22 and theme of the 2009 campaign is “Wear It” to promote the use of life jackets. To boat safely all year, always wear your life jacket!

Sunday, May 17 at the boat ramp area. Come and meet Talon, the red-tailed hawk who is the boating safely mascot for Colorado State Parks. At the event, Talon and the park’s rangers will provide:

Free t-shirts for kids
Boat safety tips and information
Free boat rides
Lots of great giveaways

Barr Lake State Park is open for boating on the north side of the lake, which is also an ideal location for non-motorized activities, such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing and motorboats with less than 10 horsepower. The lake was recently stocked with trout, so bring your boat and fishing pole to the peaceful, relaxing water where the trout and walleye hangout along the tree line.

The southern half of the lake is dedicated to a wildlife refuge where a nesting pair of bald eagles is currently raising two eaglets. Great blue herons, double-crested cormorants and many species of duck may also be seen nesting in the rookery or flying overhead. The park is home to numerous species of birds, mule and whitetail deer, coyote and many other small mammals. Come and discover Barr State Park Lake—a comfortable environment to explore, play and learn.