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Chatfield Littleton CO Real Estate
Chatfield, Colorado is one of a few smaller communities that remain part of the City of Littleton. This picture postcard area of the state is located just eight miles south of Denver, on the South Platte River, in Jefferson County.
Chatfield State Park, home to an abundance of wildlife and recreation activities, contains large areas of scenic open space, and is easily one of the most popular recreation areas in the Denver Metropolitan region. Chatfield Dam, located southwest of Denver on the South Platte River, was the second of three dams built to protect the Denver region from floods. The 1,479-acre land and the 5,300 acres surrounding it provide a myriad of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, and swimming. This site boasts a 1,550 acre reservoir.
Chatfield also encompasses a 27 acre nature preserve, which hosts nesting sights for a multitude of bird species. Great blue herons nest at Chatfield from March through September in the heronry on the south side of the park. Campgrounds, marinas and riding stables make this an attractive place for Denverites to spend their summer weekends. The Denver Greenway Trail begins at Chatfield and follows the South Platte River north through the city. Chatfield Nature Preserve for environmental studies and the old Hildebrand Homestead, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are open to visitors.
Chatfield's unique opportunities for resource education, diverse ecosystems, expansive trail system coupled with boating in a beautiful setting make the park special for all recreational users. Chatfield Resevoir and dam, south of the Littleton/Chatfield area, and surrounded by Chafield State Park, serves as the major water supply reservoir for the city of Denver.