Andrick Ponds State Wildlife Area
Located just to the south and west of the better-known Jackson Lake, Andrick Ponds SWA has huge and largely untapped potential. With abundant marshes, small ponds, and some nice hedgerows, just about any species could show up here. Migration tends to provide the best viewing opportunities, especially during the fall. Wildlife viewing observations are limited to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (to coincide with the end of turkey season), through August 31st. Viewing is permitted from the parking lot along County Road 3 and is restricted to Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays only. Hunting occurs at this property so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before visiting.
Directions: From I-76: take exit 66A/CO 39. Head north on CO 39 for just over 7 miles through Goodrich, to Highway 144 and Morgan County Road (MCR) Y.5; go 1.5 miles west (left) on MCR Y.5. Turn north (right) on MCR3 for 1.5 miles to MCR AA. Go west (left) on MCR AA just before the entrance to Jackson Lake State Park. The parking lot is about 1/2 mile on the south side of the county road.
Dates of Access: Wildlife viewing only allowed the Saturday before Memorial Day to August 31
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license, or State Wildlife Area pass is required for everyone 16 or older accessing any state wildlife area or state trust lands.
Restrictions: Hunting occurs on the property. Please obey all CPW rules and regulations.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Fort Morgan and camping at Jackson Lake State Park
Handicapped Access: Limited car viewing of the ponds