Big Meadows Reservoir State Wildlife Area

· Wolf Creek

Big Meadows Reservoir State Wildlife Area

This small body of water near Wolf Creek Pass is not normally noted for attracting many waterbirds, but in 2002 a Brown Pelican was found here. The surrounding high-elevation forests are good for all the usual spruce-fir birds, including Pine Grosbeak. Snowshoe hares, deer, elk, and marmots are in the area as well. The forest service campground here has interpretive programs in summer.

County: Mineral

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Mixed Conifer Forest

Directions: From South Fork, from the intersection of CO 149 and US 160, go 11.5 miles west on US 160 to FR 410. Take a right onto FR 410 and go 1.5 miles to the reservoir. From Wolf Creek Pass, CR 410 is 7.5 miles east along US 160.

Delorme: 78 D3
Roads of Colorado: 133 D3

Dates of Access: Seasonally closed
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife and US Forest Service
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license is required for everyone 18 or older to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. US Forest Service camping fees.

Restrictions: Please observe all rules and regulations.

Parking: Unpaved parking areas
Lodging: USFS campground (fee)

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Fishing pier and one bathroom are accessible.

Latitude: 37.53870
Longitude: -106.79873

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