· North Park

Cowdrey Lake State Wildlife Area

When not busy with boaters, this lake can be productive for waterbirds, including mixed flocks of geese, diving ducks, and even loons in fall. There is a nice patch of thick vegetation along the southeast shore where migrant passerines are sometimes concentrated and species such as Lincoln’s Sparrow breed. Golden Eagles and (in the winter) Rough-legged Hawks are common in the area, and keep an eye out for moose in any wet spot nearby.

County: Jackson

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt

Directions: Cowdrey Lake is just west of CO 125 along CR 39 (unmarked, but there is a large green SWA sign marking the entrance) 1.5 miles south of Cowdrey, and 7.5 miles north of Walden.

Delorme: 17 B7
Roads of Colorado: 22 B4

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

Restrictions: None

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some car birding

Elevation: 7935

Latitude: 40.83918441
Longitude: -106.3119507

Amenities

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