Green Mountain Reservoir
Aliases: Heeney Reservoir
This high-elevation reservoir does not usually have many birds on it, but Bald Eagles and Ospreys can be seen hunting here sometimes. Willow Flycatcher breeds in the willows southwest of the reservoir. This reservoir is the site of Colorado’s only sighting of Magnificent Frigatebird, so you never know what might show up! There is a day use fee in the area.
Habitat: Reservoir, Streamside Willow
Directions: From Interstate 70, go 16.7 miles north on Highway 9. Turn left onto Heeney Road, CR-30. Viewing is good along the south end of the reservoir.
Delorme: 37 B7
Roads of Colorado: 54 B4
Dates of Access: Late May - October
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: day use fee
Restrictions: No drinking water available
Parking: Parking lot
Lodging: Primitive camping (fee)
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car only; campsites not accessible