John Harold Buckley, Post 32


Beaver Lake

Post 32's history with Beaver Lake began in 1953 for camping and fishing.  It became a place where especially Vietnam Vets could go to find solace, refuge, and some peace for their souls after their experiences in the war.  Beaver Lake was a great place to spend quality time with their families, and the Vets could also enjoy camaraderie with others if they so desired.  Bob and Lee Holub were the original occupants, and Mr. Holub was the Lake Committee Chairman for many years.

Beaver Lake is still a great place to spend quality time with family and friends.  Seasonally, members of our Post continue to enjoy the beauty of Beaver Lake.  Presently, there are 120 primitive camping spots with no facilities other than the Shelter.  Members may also enjoy day use of the lake.  The original shelter, a hog barn from the Boulder County Fairgrounds, was donated to the Legion by Longmont's Roosevelt Park. 

There is a caretaker on site at the lake during the week, and volunteers from the Post oversee the lake during the weekends.  It should be noted that cellphones do not operate at Beaver Lake, but there is a telephone at the Shelter.







Images provided by: Jon Williams 



🔹 Beaver Lake clean-up on Saturday, September 10 was a huge success. A big thank you to all those who cut down trees, chipped the slash, spread roadbase, cut down weeds, split and piled wood, cooked, cleaned up the shelter house, and all the other things people did that helped to keep our area safe and clean. It was amazing to see such a great turnout despite the cold, foggy, and drizzling weather. Great job!  Click the following numbers for pictures: 123, 45

🔹 If you want to sell your trailer, please post a picture and your contact information on the bulletin board located at the back door of the Post.

🔹 The lake committee will have a review of the Beaver Lake Bylaws this summer 2024, to add additional clarification and guidance. Please email your suggested changes to post32lakecommittee@gmail.com, or to get a current copy of Lake Bylaws.

🔹 Selling a trailer at Beaver - There is a list of qualified members interested in purchasing a camper. If you want to sell your trailer, please contact a lake committee member for a list of prospective buyers contact information.

🔹 Boating or Fishing Daily boating or fishing passes are $10. Yearly Beaver Lake boating or fishing permits are $65. Note: you must also carry a valid Colorado Fishing License.

🔹 Camping - Daily camping is $10 per tent per night or $20 for campers/trailers per night.

Please contact the Beaver Lake Committee by email at Post32LakeCommittee@gmail.com, or our space numbers are listed below.

Lake Chairman: Chad Wiese - Space #108
Lake committee: 
Travis Wright - Space #37
Deb Ipsen-Jones - Space #119
Sean McCoy - Space #57
Nikki Depaolo - Space #13

Addendum to John Harold Buckley Post 32 Bylaws (2022) (aka Beaver Lake Bylaws)

Additional documents and forms:
Beaver Lake Space Transfer Form
Permission letter granting family/legion member use of trailer

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Questions/concerns regarding Beaver Lake please contact Chad Wiese at post32lakecommittee@gmail.com