Bluff Lake Nature Center

Fielder image websiteBluff Lake Nature Center is a nonprofit agency that owns and manages a unique urban wildlife refuge and outdoor classroom in Denver. The refuge is home to an abundance of animals and native plants, which thrive in a variety of habitats.

Each year, nearly 5,000 area elementary students visit Bluff Lake as part of our mission to “share our unique urban natural area and inspire a sense of environmental connectedness and stewardship through experiential education, environmental engagement, and natural area preservation and restoration.”

Thousands of visitors come to Bluff Lake each year to enjoy a few moments of solace and connection to nature. We hope you’ll join us soon!


October 3
8 a.m.
Monthly Bird Walk

October 31
10 a.m. to noon
Boo on the Bluff

8-11 a.m.
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Layout 1Join us on Saturday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to noon for family fun at Boo on the Bluff!

Click the logo for details and registration.


Bluff Lake Receives $210K Grant from Colorado Water Conservation Board

Bluff Lake has received a transformative grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) towards our year-round lake project! This incredibly generous contribution via the CWCB’s Statewide Water Supply Reserve Account and the Metro Roundtable means that our $3.1 million lake capital campaign is now just $16,000 away from being fully completed. Thanks, CWCB!

Bluff Lake Wildlife Cameras Catch All the Action – Day and Night!

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A visit to Bluff Lake is a great way to get away from it all, but for the animals who call Bluff Lake home, it’s a very busy place! Check out our cool new YouTube videos for a peek at our active animals.

Community Fun at Blues & Brews on the Bluff

B&B Sept. 15Thank you to everyone who came out on Friday, Sept. 25 for our second Blues & Brews on the Bluff event! More than 200 community members enjoyed BBQ, music by Thunder and Rain, and craft brews from Mu Brewery and Fiction Beer Company. Thanks to our sponsors and partners at Trelora, SUN, Stapleton MCA, FirstBank, and Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Shreck. This event will be back in 2016!

Thanks to our Sponsors

Making our programming and events possible are a great group of corporate sponsors, who support our education programs and conservation efforts. To become a corporate sponsor for one or all of the above listed events, contact Jeff Lamontagne.

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Special thanks also to FirstBank and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.


Bluff Lake is grateful for the support of many organizations and individuals. Visit our Financial Supporters page for a complete list.

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