Windsor Lake

Windsor LakeTake a walk around the Windsor Lake Trail which surrounds the perimeter of the lake. The trail is 2.25 miles around.

Recreation Opportunities

During a typical season, Windsor Lake offers many opportunities for recreation activities including:

E.coli Water Samples

The following chart reflects the results from Colorado State University Environmental Quality Laboratory from samples collected at Windsor Lake.

The standard is for the Total E.coli count to be below 235 per 100 milliliter (mL).

Date CollectedTotal E.coli CountTotal Fecal Coliform
September 1, 20211 per 100 mL1 per 100 mL
August 25, 20212 per 100 mL3 per 100 mL 
August 18, 202110 per 100 mL10 per 100 mL
August 11, 20210 per 100 mL1 per 100 mL
August 4, 202141 per 100 mL56 per 100 mL
July 28, 20210 per 100 mL0 per 100 mL
July 22, 20216 per 100 mL8 per 100 mL
July 15, 20210 per 100 mL0 per 100 mL
July 8, 20211 per 100 mL1 per 100 mL
June 24, 202114 per 100 mL14 per 100 mL
June 16, 20211 per 100 mL2 per 100 mL
June 9, 20210 per 100 mL0 per 100 mL
June 1, 20210 per 100 mL
0 per 100 mL
May 18, 20212 per 100 mL2 per 100 mL


Safety Guidelines & Rules

  • Dogs must be leashed at all times except at the Windsor Lake Dog Park located on the north side of Windsor Lake.
  • Swimming is permitted within the designated Swim Beach Area only marked by ropes and buoys.
  • Swim diapers are requested for use with young children. 
  • Ingestion of untreated agricultural water such as Windsor Lake carries an inherent risk of possible exposure to pathogenic organisms. Individuals who have been ill are asked to refrain from entering the water.
  • Algae may be present.
  • For your safety, it is the Town of Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture Department’s policy to not allow persons or pets on our frozen bodies of water. Although ice is tempting to walk on, temperatures rarely stay consistent enough to form stable ice. Falling through ice can cause great bodily harm or death.