Fountain Creek Regional Park

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This is among the best migrant birding spots in the Colorado Springs area, with marshes, riparian groves, and thickets. The bird list here includes most of the eastern migrants, many riparian breeders, and rails and Marsh Wren. In the winter look for sparrows, and ducks on the small ponds. Just about anything could show up here. In addition to birds, the trails can producde foxes, squirrels, white-tailed and mule deer, muskrat and beaver. The Visitors Center has excellent displays.

County: El Paso
Habitat: Pond, Lowland Riparian

Directions: From I-25 take the CO 16 exit (exit 132) and head east to US 85/87 south. Travel less than a mile to Peppergrass Lane (0.6 miles) and park near the visitor's center.

Delorme: 62 A3
Roads of Colorado: 105 E2

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Paved lot
Lodging: Hotel in Fountain or Colorado Springs

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Easy walking trail

Elevation: 5600
Latitude: 38.713878
Longitude: -104.716702

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindYes
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterYes
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
PicnicYes
Hunting
FishingYes