Buckeye Reservoir

· Uncompahgre

Buckeye Reservoir

This small mountain reservoir sits in a beautiful natural setting of ponderosa pines that can attract many birds, including Red Crossbill, Pygmy Nuthatch, Grace’s Warbler, and Western Bluebird. The reservoir itself can have a variety of waterbirds. The small riparian area on the road to the reservoir should be checked for migrants. Black bears prowl the area, though you will be lucky to see one.

County: Montrose

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Ponderosa Forest

Directions: Drive to Paradox at the west end of Paradox Valley. Take CR U5 west from Paradox until it becomes FR 371 at the border of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Continue for 10 miles until Buckeye is reached.

Delorme: 64 A1
Roads of Colorado: 96 A3

Dates of Access: Roads may be snowed in during the winter
Hours: Any
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Practice 'leave no trace' techniques and keep a clean camp to avoid bear conflicts.

Parking: Roadside, gravel parking areas
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 38.4377616
Longitude: -109.0458268

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingYes
FishingYes
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