Fish Creek State Wildlife Area

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Set just off the beautiful Dolores River Valley, this small and remote SWA contains perhaps the best publicly accessible mid-elevation riparian patch in the county. Look for species such as Cedar Waxwing, Lazuli Bunting, Black-headed Grosbeak, and other birds that can be hard to find in the county. The ponderosa and scrub oak on the hillsides contain Grace’s Warbler. Deer, elk, and snowshoe hare can be seen on the property.

County: Dolores
Habitat: riparian, aspen groves, ponderosa

Directions: From Rico, head north on CO 145 until you reach FR 535 (also called Dunton Road) for 12.5 miles to the junction with FR 726 and turn north. Follow this road for about a mile and a half to the property.

Delorme: 75 B7
Roads of Colorado: 129 F1

Dates of Access: Mostly summer
Hours: Any
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Camping prohibited except during big game season.
Parking: Unpaved parking lot
Lodging: Primitive camping only during big game hunting season

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited viewing from car

Latitude: 37.7499154
Longitude: -108.2331186

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

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
HuntingYes
FishingYes