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 11, 20192 per 100 mL5 per 100 mL
September 4, 20192 per 100 mL2 per 100 mL
August 28, 20191 per 100 mL1 per 100 mL
August 21, 20194 per 100 mL6 per 100 mL
August 14, 201911 per 100 mL12 per 100 mL
August 8, 20193 per 100 mL3 per 100 mL
July 31, 20192 per 100 mL2 per 100 mL
July 23, 20190 per 100 mL0 per 100 mL
July 17, 201921 per 100 mL28 per 100 mL
July 10, 201949 per 100 mL49 per 100 mL
July 2, 20194 per 100 mL5 per 100 mL
June 27, 201910 per 100 mL10 per 100 mL
June 19, 20190 per 100 mL0 per 100 mL
June 13, 20190 per 100 mL0 per 100 mL
June 3, 20195 per 100 mL5 per 100 mL
May 23, 20190 per 100 mL0 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 and are available at the concession stand.
  • 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.