About Coot Lake
Coot Lake is a scenic natural area with fishing, walking and jogging opportunities while experiencing nature. It is about 1.2 miles around the lake.
**The City of Boulder reminds residents and open space and parks visitors to exercise caution as sustained high temperatures have increased the risk of potentially harmful algae blooms at city lakes and ponds.**
Nature Play Opportunities
Children have a wide variety of unique nature play opportunities at Coot Lake. A portion of Coot Lake is a wildlife reserve for wetland species, which provides ample opportunities for children to observe local species as well as to fish in other designated areas. The 1.2-mile trail around the lake has access to various short trails and the Boulder Reservoir and contains an art walk. The art walk displays prints of scenes and quotes from the lake that children may stop by and read during their walk around the lake. The art walk brings a new and creative perspective to the trail.
- Public restrooms
- Water access
- Art walk
- Unpaved trails
- Picnic tables
- Hiking trails
- Fishing (No boating)
- Parking lot
- Bike route access
- Dogs permitted under certain conditions*
Voice & Sight Control Tag Program
Information on how to register for the Voice and Sight Tag Program or renew your dogs' Voice and Sight Tags.
* Dogs are allowed to swim on the east and south shores only. Dogs are not allowed on the west side or in any of the wetland areas. Dogs are only permitted off-leash if they are registered as participants in the Voice and Sight Tag Program (TAG).