|Sweitzer Lake State Park|
Looking across Sweitzer Lake
|Location||Delta County, Colorado, United States|
|Nearest city||Delta, CO|
|Area||210 acres (85 ha)|
|Visitors||55,824 (in 2009-10)|
|Governing body||Colorado Parks & Wildlife|
Sweitzer Lake State Park is a Colorado state park located in Delta County 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Delta, Colorado. The 210-acre (85 ha) park established in 1960 includes a 137-acre (55 ha) reservoir. Facilities include a boat ramp, swim beach and picnic sites. Birdwatchers have spotted 170 different species in the park. A portion of the park's land was donated by the eponymous Morgan Sweitzer in order to develop it as a recreation destination.
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