Overview: McIntosh Lake is a 265 acre lake in northwest Longmont. Access is free and open to the public: free lakes are rare in our area. The lake is limited to hand launched boats. No motorized craft are allowed, so McIntosh is ideal for paddlers. Flander’s park is on the northeast side of the lake; Dawson park is on the south side. The 2021 Poudre Paddler Rodeo was held at Flander’s park. The water level goes up and down due to irrigation.
Class: Class I. The wind can come up suddenly so care should be taken to always wear your PFD.
Location: Map. The parks cover a large area on the south and east shores of the lake. Be sure to tell participants exactly where you are going to meet.
Access: The park is free! There is a fee if you want to reserve a shelter house.
More information can be found at these links:
McIntosh Lake Nature Area
McIntosh Lake Fish Survey
McIntosh Lake is ideal for canoes and standup paddleboarding
In 2021, Poudre Paddlers held their Rodeo/Picnic at McIntosh Lake