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River’s Edge Natural Area

River’s Edge Natural Area
River’s Edge Natural Area

This 163-acre natural area includes the following amenities:
3.8 miles of natural-surface trails for pedestrian use, fishing access, bicycling, and wildlife viewing

Five ponds, including Bass, Dragonfly, Sandpiper, and Jayhawker North and South, with numerous fishing access points

Two ADA-accessible fishing docks (Bass and Dragonfly Ponds)

Wetland boardwalk for a close-up experience at Bass Pond

Three non-reservable picnic shelters with picnic tables, restrooms & drinking fountain

Parking – for 44 vehicles, 4 ADA-accessible spaces, and bus drop-off lane

Amphitheater – with seating for up to 70 for educational programs

Recreation Trail Access – connections to Recreation Trail along the Big Thompson River

Interpretive signs & Environmental Education stations throughout the site

Fishing access and belly boat access points are located throughout the site. Fishing is permitted in accordance with site-specific Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing regulations HERE. Float tube fishing is permitted on all River’s Edge ponds except Jayhawker North; all other boating and swimming activities are prohibited.

River’s Edge rules & regulations are available on the City website:

Parking is available on-site and is also available at the Thompson School District building at 800 S. Taft Ave via Carlisle Drive, with access to Ryan’s Gulch Trail.

960 W. 1st Street – Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 962-2727
Business Fax (optional): (970) 962-2903