Boyd Lake State Park is part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife System. This 2,082-acre park in Loveland, Colorado, offers a sandy beach area, trails, and a marina. This state park is close to Benson Sculpture Garden, Lake Loveland, and Devils Backbone Open Space.
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Entering Boyd Lake State Park
There is one entrance to enter Boyd Lake State Park.
The annual affixed pass is $83. This annual pass allows you access to all of the parks in the Colorado State Park System. There are pass options for veterans, individuals over 64 years old, and income-eligible individuals. Visit the Official Colorado State Park Entrance Pass page to learn more.
Boyd Lake State Park is at 3720 North County Road 11C, Loveland, Colorado 80538.
From Fort Collins, Northern Colorado Area: Take I-25 South until Exit 262. Take the CO-392 Exit, Exit 262, towards Windsor/Fort Collins. Turn right onto East County Road 32/CO-392/County Highway 13. Turn left onto South Timberline Road. Take 1st exit in the traffic circle onto East County Road 30. Take the 2nd exit in the traffic circle onto North County Road 11-C (headed south) and follow until you reach the Boyd Lake State Park entrance.
From I-25 Exit 257 and Loveland/Greeley: From I-25, take Exit 257 and head west. Take Exit 257 head west approximately 3 miles into the City of Loveland. Make a right onto Boise Avenue. Make a right at the intersection of Boise and 37th Street. The Entrance is about 200 yards from this intersection on the east side of the road (11C).
What You Can Do At Boyd Lake State Park
Some of these activities may be seasonal, require an additional fee or have limitations and/or restrictions. We recommend checking with the park for additional information, such as safety equipment, hours, locations within the park, and any potential hazards that may exist.
Boyd Lake Trail
The Boyd Lake Trail was created in partnership with the City of Loveland and the Colorado Parks & Wildlife. The seven-mile trail runs along Boyd Lake. It offers views of the lake, a cornfield, and a chance to stop at Seven Lakes Park along the way.
The trail is part of the City of Loveland Recreation Trail System. The system totals 23-miles in a circle around the City of Loveland. Boyd Lake Trail connects to Civic Center Trail on the south end. On the north side, the trail connects to the North Trail.
Learn more about the Loveland Bikeways and Trails by viewing the official online brochure.
This was one of my favorite spots at the park. There was a sign for the trail. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I continued. On the trail, I passed a cornfield. I thought it was pretty interesting. It was one of those you don’t walk past a cornfield everyday type of experiences.