· South Park
While this small, private lake doesn’t attract the sheer number of birds that the nearby South Park reservoirs do, it can still be quite productive for waterfowl. The best time to visit is during the late fall, though there are usually some birds present whenever the water is open. The marshes fringing the lake can have flocks of blackbirds (often including Yellow-headed), as well as Marsh Wren and Virginia Rail, while the ponderosa woodland nearby is good for Western Bluebird, Pygmy Nuthatch, and Williamson’s Sapsucker. There is no public access, but the lake can be seen from the county road. Parking is minimal, so use caution.
Directions: From I-25 in Colorado Springs: take exit 142, US Hwy 24/Cimarron St. Head west on US Hwy 24 for 37 miles to the town of Lake George. The best scanning of the lake is from CR 96, southeast of town.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Woodland Park or Fairplay, camping at Eleven Mile State Park
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car
» Visit the website for Lake George
Share This Watchable Wildlife Site!