Nee So Pah Reservoir (Queens State Wildlife Area)
The westernmost of this group of reservoirs. Depending on water levels, it can be good for waterbirds, shorebirds, or gulls. The grassland along the road on the western side of the reservoir is quite good, and in season you may see Horned Larks, longspurs, Mountain Plovers, coyotes, jackrabbits and deer here.
There are no trails to access this site. Bring a scope to scan the reservoir from the road. This reservoir was empty in 2021.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Tamarisk, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt, Grassland/Prairie
Directions: The Nee So Pah complex is south of Eads on the west side of US 287. To get to Jett Lake, turn west off US 287 onto the dirt road 1.5 miles north of CR E. Jett Lake can be scanned from this road several hundred yards to the north (private property; do not leave the road). Following this road as it curves south and west will take you to the corner from which you can scan Nee So Pah from the east. If you continue south on this road to CR C, then turn right (west) for a mile, then right (north) on CR 40, you can access the west side of Nee So Pah.
Delorme: 99 C6-C7
Roads of Colorado: 125 F1, 126 A1
Dates of Access: Open from Sept. 1 through end of Feb. Must check in and out at Queens check station from Nov 1 to end of waterfowl season.
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license or a State Wildlife Area Pass is required for everyone 16 or older to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Restrictions: Obey CPW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in Eads or Lamar
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car
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