Campo Lek

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Campo Lek

NOTE: The Campo Lek is currently closed.

This is the only publicly accessible Lesser Prairie-Chicken lek in the state. Prairie-chicken viewing is usually best between mid-March and mid-April. A key to the blind can be obtained from the NFS office in Springfield, or the lek can be viewed from your car from the parking lot. Please observe lek etiquette, and arrive well before sunrise, stay in you car until the birds leave the lek, and don’t make any loud noises. The surrounding yucca grassland has many Cassin’s Sparrows. Watch for Ord’s Kangaroo Rats hopping across the road in your headlights before dawn.

County: Baca

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie; Yucca

Directions: From Springfield, go south on US 287/385 for 21.5 miles to CR J, in the middle of Campo. Take a left (east) onto CR J, and go 8 miles to CR 36. Take a right (south) onto CR 36 and go 2 miles to CR G. Go east (right) onto CR G and drive about 4 miles to a small two-track on the right, marked by a large sign with many bullet holes. If you go over the small bridge just over 4 miles, you have gone too far. Follow the two-track for a little over 1/4 mile to a parking lot on the right.

Delorme: 103 D7
Roads of Colorado: 158 C3

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Birds lek mid-March to early May
Ownership: USFS
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Observe lek etiquette; no overnight camping

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in Springfield

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Elevation: 3950

Latitude: 37.058877
Longitude: -102.362645

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