Aliases: Lions Club Fishing Hole
The largest town in Phillips County, Holyoke is a good place to see Mississippi Kites in summer. Look for them in the air, or anywhere above town, as they pursue flying insects on the wing. You might find their nests in the large shade trees around town, which also attract migrant warblers in spring. Southeast of town is the Holyoke Cemetery, which can be worth a visit during spring for migrants, and you might spot burrowing Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrels. Just east of town is the Lions Club Fishing Hole, a small pond with a boardwalk and viewing platform that can have ducks at any season and migrants in spring. Bell’s Vireo can sometimes be found in summer in the thick vegetation east of the pond.
Directions: From Denver: Holyoke is approximately 170 miles northeast of Denver. Take I-76 east to exit 125/US 6 at Sterling. Go east on US 6 to Holyoke. Holyoke is located at the intersection of US 6 and US 385, 50 miles east of Sterling. The cemetery is south of town on CR 41 and the Fishing Hole is along US 6, east of CR 41.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please respect private property
Lodging: Hotels in Holyoke
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible facilities and paths at the cemetery and fishing pond, viewing from car.
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