Lake Meredith

· Pronghorn

Lake Meredith

Aliases: Meredith Reservoir

This is the largest body of water in the county. It can attract huge concentrations of waterbirds in migration, and when water levels are low in the fall, many thousands of shorebirds can congregate here. Once a Ruff was seen. The waterbirds stay through the winter, but the north shore is closed from November 1 through the last day of waterfowl season (usually late February). When it is open, it allows primitive camping. Mammals that may be seen here include mule deer, white-tailed deer, coyotes and prairie-dogs.

County: Crowley

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Grassland/Prairie

Directions: From the junction of CO 71 and CO 96 on the east side of Ordway, go three miles east on Highway 96 to CR 21 and turn right (south). The SWA is dead ahead. To get to the feedlots, head back towards Ordway on CR G, a mile south of 96.

Delorme: 98 D3
Roads of Colorado: 123 F2

Dates of Access: Late February to October 31
Hours: Daylight
Ownership: Crowley County
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Closed in winter during waterfowl season

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in Ordway; bed and breakfast in Sugar City

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Elevation: 4254

Latitude: 38.21104
Longitude: -103.69383

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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