Douglas Reservoir State Wildlife Area

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Douglas Reservoir State Wildlife Area

This large reservoir can be very good for waterbirds, especially in late fall before it freezes. Watch for Bald Eagles, various ducks and gulls, the occasional loon, and Northern Shrike in winter. Keep your eye on the surrounding shrublands for visiting and nesting birds.

County: Larimer

Directions: From I-25 in Fort Collins: exit at CO 14/Mulberry Street and go west. At US 287/College Avenue, head north to CO 1/Terry Lake Road. Take CO 1 north and where it curves to the west, go north on CR 15 to CR 60. Go east on CR 60 to La Vina Drive. Go north on La Vina Road until you reach the lake.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license, or State Wildlife Area pass is required for everyone 16 or older accessing any state wildlife area or state trust lands.

Restrictions: Please obey all CPW rules and regulations. Hunting, fires, camping, discharging firearms or bows, sailboards, sailboats, ice skating, ATV's, dirt bikes and snowmobiles are prohibited.

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Fort Collins

Handicapped Access: Some birding from your car

Latitude: 40.691716
Longitude: -105.076702

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