Catamount Recreation Site

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The Catamount Recreation site is used as a launch site for whitewater rafters, but is also a good spot to have a picnic while birding the riparian habitat along the Colorado River. The best habitat is actually along the entrance road. Look for species like Yellow-breasted Chat, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock’s Oriole, Common Merganser on the river, and migrants in season.

County: Eagle
Habitat: Lowland Riparian

Directions: From the Wolcott exit off I-70 (exit 157), head north on CO 131 twenty miles to the tiny town of McCoy. Turn left onto the Colorado River Road (Road 301). Catamount Recreation Site is at the bridge over the river, approximately seven miles west of McCoy.

Delorme: 36 A3
Roads of Colorado: 53 D4

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: BLM
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None
Parking: Parking area
Lodging: Camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some handicap accessible facilities, otherwise limited

Elevation: 6550
Latitude: 39.89114
Longitude: -106.83165

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo