· North Park
Cowdrey Lake State Wildlife Area
When not busy with boaters, this lake can be productive for waterbirds, including mixed flocks of geese, diving ducks, and even loons in fall. There is a nice patch of thick vegetation along the southeast shore where migrant passerines are sometimes concentrated and species such as Lincoln’s Sparrow breed. Golden Eagles and (in the winter) Rough-legged Hawks are common in the area, and keep an eye out for moose in any wet spot nearby.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
Directions: Cowdrey Lake is just west of CO 125 along CR 39 (unmarked, but there is a large green SWA sign marking the entrance) 1.5 miles south of Cowdrey, and 7.5 miles north of Walden.
Delorme: 17 B7
Roads of Colorado: 22 B4
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license is required for everyone 18 or older to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Restrictions: Sailboard prohibited
Parking: Gravel parking area
Handicapped Access: Some car birding
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