Sandsage State Wildlife Area

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Sandsage State Wildlife Area

This small State Wildlife Area just west of Wray provides access to a stretch of the South Republican River and adjacent grassland. While the riparian habitat along the river here is a bit sparse, check for Orchard Oriole, Indigo Bunting, Brown Thrasher, and more. The more open areas can have Eastern Kingbird, various sparrow species, and Lark Buntings. A visit during migration may produce a surprise, in addition to more normal migrant passerine species, but the wintertime tends to be slow.  Hunting occurs on this property, so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before visiting.

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County: Yuma

Directions: From Wray: Go 4.5 miles west on HWY 34 to CR 35. Head 1/4 mile west to CR CC and then 1/2 mile south.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license will be required for everyone 18 or older attempting to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Restrictions: Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds visitors to check current hunting, fishing and land use regulations when planning to visit a State Wildlife Area. Please obey all rules and regulations.

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Wray

Handicapped Access: None

Latitude: 40.063325
Longitude: -102.318101

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Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
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