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Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

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Beautiful Nature Area

This is the smallest national wildlife refuge operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and it... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
PRSRJS
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Arvada, Colorado
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A Great Idea in Principle !

We tried to visit Two Ponds from both entry points, but no luck, closed up for winter ! I suppose... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Skeney57
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Sydney, Australia
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22 May 2018
“Beautiful Nature Area”
16 Jul 2018
“ Not much to do or see, but appreciate the role of wildlife refuges”
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

While I appreciate the role of wildlife refuges from a conversation perspective, there is really not much at all to do here. This is one of the smallest wildlife refuges in North America, and it shows. There are two very small marsh-like ponds where we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank revillei
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This is the smallest national wildlife refuge operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and it is found in the middle of Arvada. It is easy to access and many special events are held there. My only complaint is the limited hours that it...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank PRSRJS
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I live next door to this refuge so I am well aware of it. The area within the refuge is not manned and has suffered damage and vandalism recently. I have seen people fishing in the two ponds on more than one occassion.The potential here...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank DevilArn
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a small refuge with ponds and a prairie section. It would be far better if it were open year-round. For birding, it's closed for a large chunk of migration as well as wintering waterfowl. Nice for a walk with interesting habitats. Has programs...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It could've been the time of year because most things were dead, but the kids were frightened walking around and so was I. It didn't help that there was a man who was a bit creepy that we kept running into. It wasn't what I...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Suzie M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We tried to visit Two Ponds from both entry points, but no luck, closed up for winter ! I suppose that is sensible considering Donald & his mates are heading to warmer climes but got to see a bit either way. Pity it had been...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The area in winter is such a monotone environment, but their was just enough sun and contrasts to enjoy our walk around the ponds, Two Ponds was pretty over grown, but we managed to get around the high brush, Walden Pond was open and easy...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Thank you Bonnie Abbott and all the others who made this place safe for waterfowl and preserved this small slice of Arvada from development.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Carol H
Reviewed 14 January 2016

You wouldn't expect to find a National Wildlife Reserve right in the middle of an urban neighborhood, but that's exactly what this is. It is very unassuming and entering into it is very relaxing, watch some nature, take a walk, you won't regret it. It's...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank tiga31328
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We took our grandchildren there last year and had a great time walking around, looking at the bugs, seeing the fish in the pond and just being together. It was our first time there. We hope to go again this year.

Date of experience: August 2014
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