· St. Vrain
Little Gaynor Lake
The nature preserve that contains this small prairie pothole lake is often worth a check. Scanning from the blind on the north shore can turn up a good variety of ducks, often including Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, and Ruddy Duck, plus American Avocets and Wilson’s Phalaropes.
Directions: From I-25: exit at CO 52/Mineral Rd. and go west to US Hwy 287. Head north on US 287 to Oxford Rd. Head east on Oxford Rd. for approximately 0.5 miles to the parking lot on the south.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Longmont or Boulder
Handicapped Access: Viewing from wildlife blind