A beautiful mountain lake surrounded by ponderosa forest and a campground — what more could you ask for? Look for a variety of montane bird species, including Evening Grosbeak, Grace’s Warbler, Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Creeper, and Williamson’s Sapsucker. On the lake itself look for Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, and a variety of other waterfowl during fall migration. Pine and Abert’s squirrels and golden-mantled ground-squirrels can be seen in the trees.County: La Plata
Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: From Durango, go north 18 miles on US 550, then turn right on FR 671 and go 0.5 miles east.
Delorme: 76 D3
Roads of Colorado: 138 C3
Dates of Access: Closed to cars during the winter months, but open to cross country ski and snowshoe.
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife/US Forest Service
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Fee camping
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car; accessible restrooms