Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area

· Waterfowl

Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area

This large wildlife area is a very worthwhile destination; however, it is closed during waterfowl hunting season to everyone except hunters. In addition, the north half of the area is closed from April 1 through July 15 to protect nesting waterfowl. However, the trails south of CO 52 are still accessible during that time, and provide access to several nice marshes, ponds, and thickets. Several species of ducks and other waterbirds nest here, along with several species of raptors, and owls sometimes roost in the thickets. Be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before heading out.

County: Weld

Directions: From I-76 in Hudson: take exit 31/CO 52 and go four miles east. The north parking lot is on CO 52, just past CR 53. The south parking lot is 1/2 mile farther east.

Dates of Access: Open all year with limitations. North of Hwy 52 is closed April 1 - July 15. Closed from second weekend of October to second weekend of November. Limited access between September 1 to February 28. Refer to CPW website for more detailed information
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: Please obey all CPW rules and regulations. Access by foot only, camping, fires, horseback riding, bicycles prohibited.

Parking: Dirt parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Brighton

Handicapped: Limited
Handicapped Access: Limited access via dirt or gravel trails

Latitude: 40.073496
Longitude: -104.564915

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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