Mike Higbee State Wildlife Area
This small State Wildlife Area doesn’t look like much, but the hedgerows around the maintenance buildings can attract large flocks of sparrows, and the reeds along the creek support Virginia Rail, Sora, Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher and Common Yellowthroat. You might also see Blue Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole and Northern Bobwhite, in addition to muskrat and thirteen-lined ground squirrel. Look for amphibians in the wet areas, and for mule and white-tailed deer, red fox, rabbits and coyotes in the brush.
Attractions: Archery/rifle range. Colorado Welcome Center in Lamar
Habitat: Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Stream
Directions: Mike Higbee SWA is four miles east of Lamar on the south side of US 50/US 385.
Delorme: 99 D7
Roads of Colorado: 126 B3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license, or State Wildlife Area pass is required for everyone 16 or older accessing any state wildlife area or state trust lands.
Restrictions: Obey all CPW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season. ATV's and dirt bikes prohibited.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Camping in designated areas allowed while hunting. Hotel in Lamar
Handicapped Access: Limited
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