This 265-acre park is named for the confluence of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre rivers. Extensive walking trails lead through the riparian forest, where you might find Bewick’s Wrens, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Western Screech-Owls, and Gambel’s Quail. The lake is also quite productive, and could attract just about any type of waterbird. Great-tailed Grackles seem to be a permanent fixture in the parking area. Mammals include muskrats and beavers.
Attractions: Living history museum
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Lowland Riparian, Marsh
Directions: Located just NW of Delta. From US 50 just north of downtown and just south of the Gunnison River, turn west on Gunnison River Drive.
Delorme: 56 C1
Roads of Colorado: 98 B1
Dates of Access: Open all year
Parking: Gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Delta
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car, easy gravel trails