Frenchman Creek State Wildlife Area
Spring and summer are the best times to visit this mostly dry creek bed, which is lined by sparse cottonwoods, chokecherry, and juniper. East meets west here; both Western and Eastern Kingbirds can be found in summer, and this is a good place to look for Baltimore and Bullock’s Orioles and their hybrids. Hunting occurs on this property, so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before heading out.
Directions: This SWA is between Holyoke and Haxtun. From Haxtun: go 12.5 miles east on Highway 6 to CR 29, then .5 miles south to the parking lot. From Holyoke: go 5 miles west on Highway 6 to CR 29, then go .5 miles south to the parking lot.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 4 am to 9 pm
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. Be aware hunting occurs on this property.
Parking: Dirt parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Holyoke
Handicapped Access: None