Crom Lake

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Crom Lake

Aliases: Antelope Reservoir, Crom Reservoir

Crom Lake looking west.

Crom Lake is a small pond near the town of Pierce and is a reliable place to see ducks, pelicans, and herons; sometimes it hosts impressive numbers of geese or shorebirds in spring migration. The lake is on both sides of the road, and good birds can be seen on either side. The lake tends to freeze in colder months and during summer hosts fewer birds, but prairie species such as Burrowing Owl and McCown’s Longspur can sometimes be found in the surrounding area.

County: Weld

Directions: From I-25: exit 269-A, CO 14/Mulberry St. and go east to the town of Ault. Head north on US Hwy 87/ CanAm Hwy, for 4 miles to the town of Pierce and then go west on CR 90. In one mile, go south on CR 31. The reservoir is 0.5 mile south along this road.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Private
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please respect private property. Beware of traffic when parking on the roadside

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Hotels in Greeley or Fort Collins; primitive camping on Pawnee National Grassland

Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Latitude: 40.6338695
Longitude: -104.775802

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
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