Home Lake State Wildlife Area

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Home Lake State Wildlife Area

Aliases: Sherman Lake

This is a good place to look for waterfowl. In addition to all the common duck species, this lake has hosted surprises including Eurasian Wigeon and Tundra Swan. In migration, the trees around the lake can attract migrant warblers, flycatchers, vireos, grosbeaks, and the like. In winter, the lake and surrounding cottonwoods host both Golden and Bald Eagles. Note that on some maps, Home Lake is marked as ‘Sherman Lake’.

County: Rio Grande

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt

Directions: North of US 160, on CR 3E at east end of Monte Vista's Sherman Ave.

Delorme: 80 D2
Roads of Colorado: 134 C3

Dates of Access: Open all year (lake freezes in winter)
Hours: Any
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license will be required for everyone 18 or older attempting to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations.

Parking: Unpaved parking lot
Lodging: Hotels in Monte Vista

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car. A hard packed dirt road loops the lake.

Elevation: 7620

Latitude: 37.574461
Longitude: -106.0957651

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