Lower Latham Reservoir

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Lower Latham Reservoir

Lake in background, lively bird trap area along outlet.Lower Latham Reservoir itself is private and very difficult to see from the road. However, the extensive marshes along the south side of the reservoir are an excellent birding destination. Even though you must stay on the county road, you can still get up close and personal with the likes of Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Marsh Wren, Savannah Sparrow, Great-tailed Grackle, Sora, Virginia Rail, and Black-necked Stilt. American Bitterns nest here but are hard to see; White Pelicans also nest here. Keep an eye out for other marsh-dwelling creatures such as muskrats. Be sure to respect private property and pull off as far as possible on the gravel road.

County: Weld

Directions: From I-76: go north on US Hwy 85 towards Greeley. In the town of LaSalle, go west on 1st Ave. to CO 50/Todd Ave. Head east on CO 50/Todd Ave. to CR 43. Go south on CR 43 to CR 48. Go east on CR 48, which runs through the marshes at the south end of the reservoir.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Private
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please respect private property. Beware of traffic when parking on the roadside.

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Hotels in LaSalle and Greeley

Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Latitude: 40.334281
Longitude: -104.641693

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