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Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora

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Cherry Creek State Park is a state park in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The park consists of a natural prairie environment with an 880acre reservoir at its center which is shared by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft. The Cherry Creek Marina and Yacht Club offers mooring and catered events on the north-western shore. A large imported-sand swim beach is situated on the north-eastern side along with ample parking. The park has 12mi of paved roads and 35mi of multi-use trails open to runners, cyclists, and horseback riders. There are facilities for camping, radio-controlled aircraft, picnicking, as well as opportunities for bird watching, cross country skiing, and fishing. The park also contains an outdoor shooting range.
More than 40 mammal species roam through the park, including eastern cottontail rabbit, coyote, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, weasel, ground squirrel, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and scampering black-tailed prairie dogs.
On August 15, 1993, Cherry Creek State Park was the location for the papal mass of the 8th World Youth Day with Pope John Paul II. The event brought an estimated 500,000 people to the site.
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  • If you're looking for a good place to bring your family and pets this is the best place for you. Hopefully you will have a great time  more »
  • Visited near sunset, lots of wildlife to see. Park clearly gets a lot of traffic, the day entrance price was $10 and people seem to come there for fishing, picnicking, etc.  more »
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  • Nice place for boating, swimming or canoeing. A nice picnic area as well. A nice family spot for all ages. Swim beach is nice. And the grounds of all the area was all picked up, clean and well maintained. The swim area was very nice. And people respected each other.
  • We come here every summer for 2 weeks. Level concrete pads. Large grassy sites. Excellent biking and walking trails. Wonderful reservoir and Pelican Wharf Pub with great music venue.

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