Black Hollow Reservoir

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Black Hollow Reservoir

This large reservoir is rather far from the road, so a scope is required for good viewing of birds. Between late fall and spring, the main attraction here is usually the large flock of gulls resting from their feeding forays from the nearby Weld County Landfill. Rare gulls like Lesser Black-backed and Thayer’s are regularly part of the flock. In recent years, a pair of Bald Eagles has nested at the reservoir on the north side.

Show flock of gulls.

Black Hollow Reservoir, view from southwest corner near road. Rick Reeser photo.

County: Weld

Directions: From I-25: take exit 269-A, CO 14/Mulberry St. and go east for 6 miles. At CR 19, head north and in 2 miles, the reservoir is located east of the road. The southwest corner has a wide spot with some lake view. There are views of the north inlet from the road north north of the lake.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Private
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please respect private property. Beware of traffic when parking on the roadside.

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Hotels in Greeley or Fort Collins

Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Latitude: 40.608412
Longitude: -104.888431

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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