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Haviland Lake State Wildlife Area
A beautiful mountain lake surrounded by ponderosa forest and a campground — what more could you ask for? Look for a variety of montane bird species, including Evening Grosbeak, Grace’s Warbler, Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Creeper, and Williamson’s Sapsucker. On the lake itself look for Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, and a variety of other waterfowl during fall migration. Pine and Abert’s squirrels and golden-mantled ground-squirrels can be seen in the trees.
This site is co-managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and US Fish and Wildlife Service. Visit USFWS for camping infprmation.
County: La Plata
Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: From Durango, go north 19 miles on US 550, then turn right on FR 671 (Haviland Lake Road), and go 0.5 miles east.
Delorme: 76 D3
Roads of Colorado: 138 C3
Dates of Access: Closed to cars during the winter months, but open to cross country ski and snowshoe.
Hours: 24 hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife and US Forest Service
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license OR SWA pass is required for everyone 16 or older accessing any state wildlife area. Camping fees, check with US Forest Service.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Camping fees, campground is managed by US Forest Service, check fs.usda.org
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car; accessible restrooms
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Area CPW Office: Durango, (970) 247-0855.