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!


September 5
8 a.m.
Monthly Bird Walk

8-11 a.m.
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B and B on the B website logoJoin us on Friday, September 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. for music, food, craft brews and fun at Blues & Brews on the Bluff!

Click the logo for details and registration.


Bluff Lake Seeking Part-Time Education Programs Outreach Coordinator

Bluff Lake looking for someone to lead the marketing and administrative aspects of our education programs, including school programs, summer camps, and other community programs. For a complete job description and information about the position, click HERE.

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.

Thanks to AvatarMeet for a Day of Service at Bluff Lake

avatar meet group 2015Thank you to the folks at AvatarMeet for coming out to Bluff Lake for a day of service on July 24! We are so grateful to our volunteer groups for their time and effort in helping us keep Bluff Lake a healthy environment for all our visitors.

Fall 2015 Events and Thanks to our Sponsors

Bluff Lake is a busy place this fall, with several events on the horizon. Kicking off the season will be our invitation-only donor appreciation event, Wine & Cheese on the Bluff. Supporters are treated to an exclusive evening of fine music, wine, and appetizers in recognition of their year-round support for Bluff Lake.

On Friday, September 25, we’ll be hosting Blues & Brews on the Bluff. This event proved to be so popular with the community back in May that we’ve decided to offer it again this summer, complete with more beer vendors and several food stations.

Finally, on Saturday, October 31 we’ll be offering our family-friendly Boo on the Bluff. Visitors will be treated to craft stations and learning along the trail around the lake in celebration of Halloween. Costumes are encouraged!

Making all these 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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