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Brush Hollow Reservoir and SWA

Brush Hollow State Wildlife Area is centered on Brush Hollow Reservoir, which is very popular with boaters and fishermen in summer, but provides good birding at other times of year. Check the water for waterfowl and the edges in spring and fall for shorebirds. In the pinyon-juniper forests on the west side of the lake, look for Bushtit, Juniper Titmouse, and Pinyon Jay, among other specialties. The riparian area below the dam is excellent for birding year-round. Mammals in the area include pronghorn, prairie-dogs, mule deer, coyotes, foxes, rabbits, rock squirrels and chipmunks.

County: Fremont

Attractions: Picnic and shade shelters

Habitat: Reservoir, Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Cholla

Directions: Take C-115 north of US-50 to the north side of Penrose, and head west on 3rd St. for a little under 2 miles to CR F42, on your right. Head north on CR F42 for a little under a mile to the reservoir.

Delorme: 72 A2
Roads of Colorado: 104 C4

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 0
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Obey CDOW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season. No fires

Parking: Various
Lodging: Hotel in Penrose or Florence

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car

Elevation: 5489

Latitude: 38.45861
Longitude: -105.05301

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