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. Bluff Lake is Denver’s largest open space managed as native habitat, and Denver’s only nonprofit nature center. We rely solely on community support.

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 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!



December 5
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Bird Walk

December 8



Support Bluff Lake Nature Center on Colorado Gives Day!

cgd 15 emailColorado’s largest one-day online giving event, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is coming up soon, and we need your support! Last year, a record-breaking $26.2 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits.

$1 Million Incentive Fund
Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Check out our donation page on, and give where you live on Colorado Gives Day!



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.

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.


As a nonprofit organization, Bluff Lake relies entirely upon the financial support of the community to continue to provide our ever-growing list of programming and educational opportunities. We are truly grateful for the support of many organizations and individuals. Visit our Financial Supporters page for a complete list.

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Interested in hosting a wedding, party, or other event at BLNC? We regularly rent out the site for special events, and provide staff support if needed. Inquire about renting BLNC by emailing Jeff Lamontagne at


Bluff Lake Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible.