Report last updated: 2/28/2015
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Bathroom-winterized, the water fountain remains on through the winter
River access (including fishing, floating, etc.) downstream of the parking lot is CLOSED due to raptor nesting from March 1st until fledging.
Mule deer, white-tailed deer, fox, and coyotes can all be seen wandering through this area. There is a prairie dog colony on the east side of the open space. The prairie dogs are a consistent food source for the raptors including the local bald eagles.
Great horned owls, red-tailed hawks, and bald eagles are residents of River Bluffs Open Space. Various waterfowl enjoy the habitat of the Poudre River including wood ducks, teal, shovelers, mallards, and mergansers.
Weather conditions can change rapidly. Dress in layers, carry extra clothing, and be prepared for cold and wet weather.