Pets allowed
Guided tours
Backcountry camping
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Lake Loveland has existed for more than 100 years in the city of Loveland, created in 1893 out of what was then a marshland known as Hays Lake. The lake has long been redeveloped as a more serene and peaceful place, and situated at its northwestern corner, North Lake Park has a full complement of outdoor activities ideal for families.

The park features a swim beach, for example, and a large playground with a giant plastic octopus and a play structure with the mast of a galleon. Families will find the play areas of North Lake Park to be very welcoming for children, with ample space and numerous jungle-gym structures to swing from. In addition, picnickers and park visitors will find a large grassy area to lay a blanket and a covered picnic area to escape the summer sunshine. The park also boasts Owen’s Field, a baseball diamond, soccer fields, and tennis, basketball, and horseshoe courts. During the summer, the park operates a concessions stand that sells hot dogs.

Operating seasonally, the Buckhorn Northern Railroad is a miniature train that carries visitors throughout the summer season. The train is a replica of the steam train that once hauled clay across Loveland.

Additionally, Loveland Lake supports a population of fish and hosts the Annual Loveland Fishing Derby. Fishers may drop a line from the banks of the lake or at the fishing dock at the Duck Pond.

Watercraft are not allowed at North Lake Park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Not Required


Lake Loveland swim beach. Large playground and picnic shelter.


Crowds on summer weekends.


ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas


Nearby Lodging + Camping


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