Big Meadows Reservoir State Wildlife Area

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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.

County: Mineral
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
Hours: Any
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: No
Handicapped Access: Fishing pier and one bathroom are accessible.

Latitude: 37.552839
Longitude: -106.7787726

URL: http://wildlife.state.co.us/LandWater/StateWildlifeAreas/

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingYes