Duck Creek State Wildlife Area
Duck Creek has one of the best migrant trap habitats in the area, but is often neglected in favor of more popular locations nearby. However, it is well worth a visit, especially during spring and fall migration when you never know what could show up! Several of the northeastern specialty breeding species occur here, including Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, and Upland Sandpiper (along the entrance road). During the winter, it tends to be fairly quiet, but flocks of sparrows may be around. Hunting occurs on this property, so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before heading out.
Directions: From I-76: take exit 149/Crook and go north on CO 55. At the town of Crook, CO 55 turns into 1st St./CR 81. Continue north for about 2 miles to the parking area.
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. Camping and fires prohibited.
Parking: Gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Sterling, camping at North Sterling State Park, primitive camping at Jumbo Reservoir State Wildlife Area
Handicapped Access: None