Cheraw Lake viewed from Highway 109. Photo: L. Purcell
Medium sized and very alkaline, Cheraw Lake is an excellent location to look for all varieties of waterbirds. Large flocks of ducks and geese can be found on the lake practically all year. Shorebirds are often common during the spring and fall, and Snowy Plover breeds. This is an exceptionally good spot for Clark’s Grebe.
Directions: From US 50 on the east side of La Junta, take CO 109 north (signed for Cheraw). The lake is on the right side of CO 109, seven miles north of La Junta. To get to the town, follow the highway half a mile north and then one mile east.
Delorme: 98 D3
Roads of Colorado: 124 A3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Property around the lake is private; remain on the road
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in La Junta or Rocky Ford
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car
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