Lon Hagler State Wildlife Area
Lon Hagler SWA in Loveland is a bird magnet, especially in late fall and early spring. The reservoir attracts ducks, loons, grebes, gulls, and sometimes shorebirds when water levels are right. Occasionally, a few Trumpeter or Tundra Swans spend much of the winter on the lakes in this area. Hunting occurs on this property, so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before visiting.
Attractions: Archery range.
Directions: From I-25: take exit 255, CO 18/14th St. SE and go west to CR 21. Head south on CR 21 and in 3/4 miles, go west at W CR 16E. Continue for 1.5 miles to the parking lot.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
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. Fishing, pet and other restrictions exist for this property, so please refer to the website for more detailed information.
Parking: Gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Loveland
Handicapped Access: Limited birding from your car