· Cache la Poudre
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.
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 is required for everyone 18 or older to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
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
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