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Chatfield Dam and State Park

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1977, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (dam). Southwest corner of S. Wadsworth and Deer Creek

This 147-foot-high, earth-fill flood control dam on the South Platte River inundated much of the 1870s ranch of Isaac W. Chatfield at the confluence of the Platte, Plum Creek, and Deer Creek. A visitors' center, picnic areas and museum, and the Denver Botanic Gardens Arboretum make this a favorite recreation area.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Chatfield Dam and State Park", [Littleton, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 159-159.

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