Nee Gronde Reservoir (Queens State Wildlife Area)
This is large reservoir that can be quite productive, especially in winter, when huge flocks of geese and large numbers of Bald Eagles can congregate here.
A trail leads down to a viewing blind at Mud Lake to the northeast with interpretive signage. Other wildlife in the area include pronghorn, white-tailed deer, rabbits, foxes, and snakes and other reptiles.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Tamarisk, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Grassland/Prairie
Directions: From Eads, head south on US 287 past CR E to the turnoff on the right (west) with the small sign for Nee Gronda Reservoir.
Delorme: 99 C6-C7
Roads of Colorado: 125 F1, 126 A1
Dates of Access: NO ACCESS, Nov 1 to the end of waterfowl season
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
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: Please obey all CPW rules and regulations. Respect wildlife closures along lake shore.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in Eads or Lamar
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car
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