Thurston Reservoir SWA

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Thurston is one of the only bodies of water in Prowers County. In recent years it has run low (even dry) and large parts of it have grown up in cattails. However, this makes good habitat for rails and bitterns, and ducks still swim in the open channels. Nearby fields can attract huge flocks of Sandhill Cranes in migration, and there are sometimes thousands of Snow Geese here in the winter. Pronghorn are sometimes numerous in the area. Look also for mule and white-tailed deer, coyotes, red fox, rabbits and prairie dogs.

County: Prowers
Attractions: Colorado Welcome Center in Lamar

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir

Directions: From Lamar, 8 miles north on Highway 196, 1 mile west on County Road TT, 1/2 mile north on County Road 7.

Delorme: 99 D7
Roads of Colorado: 126 A2

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 0
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Obey CDOW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season. No camping
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in Lamar

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Lake can be mostly viewed from car

Elevation: 3797
Latitude: 38.22095
Longitude: -102.63246

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

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
CampingYes
PicnicYes
Hunting
Fishing