Pella Crossing Park
Aliases: Marlatt Open Space
The Pella Crossing and Marlatt Open Space properties are located west of Longmont near the St. Vrain Creek. Both properties provide significant habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife and offer recreational opportunities, primarily in the form of fishing and trail use. The fields to the east have attracted Dickcissel and Grasshopper Sparrow in some summers. Following the trails west to the trees is a good way to find spring migrants. A colony of Great Blue Herons nests in the trees just across the river to the west.
Directions: From I-25: exit at Hwy 66 and head west to 79th St. Go south on 79th through the town of Hygiene. Continue to south on 79th St. to the park entrance, located on the east (south of the railroad tracks on the south end of Hygiene).
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations. Some areas closed to the public as wildlife refuges.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Longmont
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible trails and facilities
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