The Shack at Waneka Lake

"The Shack" is an interpretive, educational center located at Waneka Lake and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve. Visit The Shack to discover more about Colorado flora and fauna, the future of sustainability, and the unique connections between humans and earth. This education station is made possible by staff and dozens of volunteers who contribute their time to connect with the community over their shared love of nature.waneka lake shack exterior

Hours (Subject to change based on volunteer availability or inclement weather)
May-Sept.
Saturday               1-3pm
Sunday                  1-3pm

June-August
Saturday               9-11am, 6-7:30pm
Sunday                  9-11am, 6-7:30pm

The Shack is opened irregularly on weekdays by volunteers and staff. Although there is not a regular weekday schedule, The Shack can occasionally be opened by request during the week, and programs are arranged as schedules allow. 

Please contact Martin Ogle at Martin.Ogle@Lafayetteco.gov if you would like to request an opening or program for a family or group.  

Get Involved!
Do you enjoy sharing what you know about nature? Become an Open Space volunteer and spend time at The Shack chatting with visitors of Waneka Lake and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve.

Not too familiar with local flora and fauna? No problem, learn as you go with the provided resources. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Email Martin Ogle at Martin.Ogle@Lafayetteco.gov with any questions you may have.