Fort Lyon State Wildlife Area

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Fort Lyon State Wildlife Area

This wildlife area is a westward continuation of the marsh at Fort Lyon. If you could not find Black Rail at John Martin, then this is another place where they occur. All of the species listed for the marsh at Fort Lyon have been seen or heard here. The thickets along the entrance road are worth a look for sparrows and other passerines. If you are driving the roads at night, keep an eye out for opossums; this is one of the best areas in the state to see this southern mammal.

County: Bent

Habitat: Marsh, Grassland/Prairie

Directions: The Wildlife Area is a short distance west of the town of Ft. Lyon on the south side of CR HH.

Delorme: 99 D5
Roads of Colorado: 125 D3

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: ATV's and dirt bikes prohibited. Obey all CPW rules and regulations

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Camping at John Martin Reservoir State Park, or hotel in Las Animas

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car

Latitude: 38.07674
Longitude: -103.16444

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