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Old 09-02-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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Don't worry, I'm a midwest girl so I know these lake beaches, aren't like an ocean beach. That said, out of Bear Creek Lake, Chatfield or Cherry Creek, which would you recommend for a family just wanting to hang out on the warm sand, and swim a bit?
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I've only been to Cherry Creek Lake, and I would recommend it (patiently waiting for vegaspilgrim to come along and say "ewww gross".)
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Go to Aurora reservoir...I've been to so many lakes aroung the Denver area...the AR actually feels like your on a vacation (there are no building or major street by it)..theres a nice beach (when its windy enough, there its fun to "surf",And theres a lounge and snack station. Its a great place...


otherwise, i'd choose Cherry Creek.... but Chatfield is great to.. haven't been to Bear Creek yet.
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I'd say Chatfield out of those
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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Aurora Reservoir, that is one I hadn't heard of. Hmm, decisions!
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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I went to the swim beach at Chatfield once and I felt like I was hanging out in a very large goose litter box. There was goose poop everywhere!

I've never been to any of the others you've mentioned but I will never ever return to the one at Chatfield.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Beaches? How about Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, or La Jolla?

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I went to the swim beach at Chatfield once and I felt like I was hanging out in a very large goose litter box. There was goose poop everywhere!

I've never been to any of the others you've mentioned but I will never ever return to the one at Chatfield.
Yeah, that's exactly what Cherry Creek dam is like too.

I think if you have to pick the lesser of the evils, I'd go with the Aurora reservoir. To me it seems much cleaner than Cherry Creek or Chatfield. It's remote but it's kind of a cool location with little rolling hills. Although watch out, there have been e-coli outbreaks there too.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:57 PM
 
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I'm losing steam about this idea now. Goose poop, e-coli.... There seem to be lots of people when I drive by???
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: western Centennial, CO
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Having been to all 3 I would recommend Bear Creek Park - easily the cleanest water at least of all of them. Chatfield and Cherry Creek may have better 'beaches' but not water I would want to get into. I hear good things about Aurora Reservoir but have never been there.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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CHatfield is awesome for bass fishing, but I don't know if I'd swim in it...
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