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Stagecoach Reservoir State Park

Just to the south of Catamount Lake, Stagecoach Reservoir and State Park provides another excellent waterbird locale. The lake itself is excellent for all variety of ducks, especially at the southwestern corner where the Yampa flows in, as well as shorebirds when the water is low enough. The northern end of the lake is somewhat deeper, and is a better spot to look for rarer diving ducks, loons, and grebes. Surrounding the lake are meadows with some willows (good for Lincoln’s Sparrow), and montane shrubland (good for Orange-crowned Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Scrub-Jay and more). Just across the road from the reservoir is a wildlife area with some small ponds and blinds, good for dabbling ducks. Mule deer are common in the area.

County: Routt

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Sagebrush, Scrub Oak Forest, Aspen Grove, Mountain Meadow

Directions: To Stagecoach Reservoir from Oak Creek, take CO 131 south 3 miles; turn left on CR 14 to the park. From Steamboat Springs, take US 40 south (east) to CO 131, then take that highway to CR 14 to the park.

Delorme: 26 B3
Roads of Colorado: 53 D1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: State Park Pass

Restrictions: None

Parking: Parking areas
Lodging: Camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Handicap accessible facilities and camping; some car birding

Elevation: 7140

Latitude: 40.28134221
Longitude: -106.8686344


Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo