Flagler Reservoir State Wildlife Area
Because this is one of the only reservoirs in the area, the water and large trees here act as an excellent migrant trap. The best trees are below the dam and along the inlet stream to the south. The lake itself can be good for all kinds of ducks, and when low, for shorebirds. Wild Turkeys can usually be found just below the dam. The grassland to the east is of fairly high quality. Look also for deer, pronghorn, rattlesnakes and Regal Fritillary (a magnificent and rare butterfly). Note that hunting is very popular here in fall.
County: Kit Carson
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Grassland/Prairie
Directions: Flagler Reservoir can be reached from both the east and the west. To get here from the west, take I-70 to exit 395 (the Flagler exit), and go north from the exit towards Flagler. Take your first right after the railroad tracks onto CR U and follow this road east for 4 miles to the property. From the east, take exit 405 (the Seibert exit) off of I-70, and go north from the exit into Seibert. Take a left onto the paved road across from the intersection with US-24 (called the Frontage Road on some maps), and follow this road west for 3 miles to a
Delorme: 97 C6
Roads of Colorado: 93 E1
Dates of Access: Open all year
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: Obey all CPW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season. Please respect private property
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Camping in designated areas only
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car
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