Lagerman Reservoir

Lagerman Reservoir is a place enjoyed by anglers, birders, boaters, picnickers and dog-walkers. This man-made reservoir boasts some of the best warm-water fishing around. With a seasonal osprey nest, wetlands, and a picnic site, there’s something for the entire family.


Lagerman Loop

1.6 miles
Dogs Allowed Bikes Allowed Hiking Allowed Horses Allowed

Picnic Areas

50 person group shelter available at a first-come, first-served basis.


Available at the trailhead.


The Lagerman Reservoir parking lot can accommodate 27 cars and 5 horse or boat trailers.


Keep in Mind

  • From April 1 – August 31, the western end of the reservoir is closed for nesting birds
  • Sailboats & sailboards are not allowed
  • Hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, & dog walking are permitted

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Management Plan


Plants & Animals

Wetland habitats, nestled within the surrounding Great Plains, support aquatic plant and animal life and serve to lure in large numbers of migrating bird species. With grasses, wildflowers and trees surrounding the wetlands, these areas are biologically diverse both in and out of the water.


  • Black-tailed prairie dog
  • Coyote
  • Desert cottontail
  • Little brown bat
  • Raccoon
  • Red fox
  • Western harvest mouse


  • American avocet
  • American crow
  • American kestrel
  • American widgeon
  • American white pelican
  • Bald eagle
  • Barn swallow
  • Black-billed magpie
  • Black-crowned night heron
  • Canada goose
  • Common raven
  • Double-crested cormorant
  • Great blue heron
  • Great egret
  • Great horned owl
  • Killdeer
  • Mallard
  • Mourning dove
  • Osprey
  • Pied-billed grebe
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Ring-billed gull
  • Rock dove
  • Snowy egret
  • Song sparrow
  • Swainson's hawk
  • Western grebe
  • Western kingbird
  • Western meadowlark

Amphibians & Reptiles

  • Western painted turtle
  • Bullsnake
  • Western plains garter snake


  • Black crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Channel catfish
  • Gizzard shad
  • Largemouth bass
  • Tiger muskie
  • Walleye


Coming soon      


Swedish Heritage

Reverend Frederick Lagerman was pastor of the 1878 “Swedish Evangelical Congregation of Ryssby, Boulder County, Colorado” Lutheran Church. The church congregation purchased 160 acres of land near the current reservoir as a prastgard, or pastor’s garden. As was Swedish custom, church members farmed the land, giving the bounty to the pastor as his salary. The irrigation reservoir for the prastgard was listed on state records as Lagerman Reservoir.


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