Brush Prairie Ponds State Wildlife Area

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Brush Prairie Ponds State Wildlife Area

This section of prairie habitat is sometimes flooded, primarily in early summer, and attracts ducks and shorebirds during such times. At other times, check for Lark Bunting, Brewer’s Sparrow, Lapland Longspur and Horned Lark (during the winter months), and raptors of various stripes at all times of year. Wildlife viewing and birding is open only from March 1 through August 31 in specific areas as posted.  Hunting occurs on this property, so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before visiting.

County: Morgan

Directions: From I-76: exit at Colorado Ave./90A and go south on CO 71 into Brush. At Edison St./US 34, head west for 1 block to Clayton St/CR 28. Go south on CR28; in 2.5 miles, there will be a parking lot at the southwest corner of the SWA, at the intersection of CR 28 and CR P.

Dates of Access: March 1 to August 31, open only for wildlife viewing and birding in specific areas as posted. Public access is prohibited from 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM daily, except when authorized by a night hunting permit. Public access is restricted to foot traffic only
Hours: Daylight hours, except during hunting season with permit
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 this property. Please obey all CPW rules and regulations.

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Brush and Fort Morgan

Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 40.218690
Longitude: -103.623194

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