Prospect Reservoir

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Prospect Reservoir

This large private lake can only be scanned from one spot: the pullout in front of the gun club access gate near the southeast corner of the reservoir. From this vantage point, a variety of waterbirds can be seen (especially with a scope), including breeding Western and Eared Grebes and many duck species in winter. The marsh at the northeast corner of the reservoir is a breeding site for Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, and Marsh Wren. Grasshopper Sparrows nest in some of the fields to the east of the reservoir.

County: Weld

Directions: From I-76 in Hudson: take exit 31/CO 52 and go east for 7 miles to CR 59. Head south on CR 59. Prospect Reservoir is 4 miles south on the west side of the road. Scan the lake from the pullout in front of the gun club access gate, at the south end of the jog in CR 59.

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

Restrictions: Private property; view only from the road

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Hotels in Brighton or near DIA

Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Latitude: 40.011731
Longitude: -104.507722

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