Dome Lakes State Wildlife Area
The two medium-sized lakes here are definitely worth a check if you are in the area. They can have breeding ducks including Green-winged and Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Lesser Scaup and Ring-necked Duck, and phalaropes and possibly other shorebirds in migration. Watch for coyotes hunting in nearby fields. When the rabbitbrush is in bloom, it can attract swarms of nectaring butterflies.
Directions: From US 50 about eight miles east of Gunnison, turn south on CO 114 and follow it about eighteen miles to the junction with CR NN-14. Turn right (west) on CR NN-14 and follow it about 5.5 miles to the SWA on the right (west).
Delorme: 68 C3
Roads of Colorado: 117 D2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Restrictions: Obey CDOW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season.
Parking: Parking lot
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car