Big Meadows Reservoir State Wildlife Area
This small body of water near Wolf Creek Pass is not normally noted for attracting many waterbirds, but in 2002 a Brown Pelican was found here. The surrounding high-elevation forests are good for all the usual spruce-fir birds, including Pine Grosbeak. Snowshoe hares, deer, elk, and marmots are in the area as well. The forest service campground here has interpretive programs in summer.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: From South Fork, from the intersection of CO 149 and US 160, go 11.5 miles west on US 160 to FR 410. Take a right onto FR 410 and go 1.5 miles to the reservoir. From Wolf Creek Pass, CR 410 is 7.5 miles east along US 160.
Delorme: 78 D3
Roads of Colorado: 133 D3
Dates of Access: Seasonally closed
Ownership: US Forest Service/Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: Free for day use
Restrictions: Please observe all rules and regulations.
Parking: Unpaved parking areas
Lodging: USFS campground (fee)
Handicapped Access: Fishing pier and one bathroom are accessible.