Sand Draw State Wildlife Area
This spot is an oasis of tall trees and dense undergrowth that provides a haven for deer, cottontail rabbits, and various bird species. Listen for the scratchy warbles of Bell’s Vireo in summer, along with the complex song of the Brown Thrasher. The denser pines may harbor roosting owls, especially in winter. A network of wide paths provides foot access to the area from the parking lot, though these paths can become overgrown in summer. Hunting occurs on this property, so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before heading out.
Directions: From I-76: exit 180 at Julesburg and head south on US 385 for eight miles to CR 16. Go east for two miles to CR 49, then south about a mile to the parking lot.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 4 am to 9 pm
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. Camping and fires prohibited.
Parking: Dirt parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Julesburg
Handicapped Access: None
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