Summit Reservoir State Wildlife Area

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Summit Reservoir State Wildlife Area

This small reservoir usually doesn’t have much in the way of waterbirds on it, but the surrounding ponderosa woodland can be good for Grace’s Warbler, Red Crossbill, and Williamson’s Sapsucker, among others. During rainy weather, thousands of swallows can be seen skimming low over the water.

County: Montezuma

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Ponderosa Forest

Directions: From the town of Mancos, located along US 160 about 15 miles east of Cortez, head north on CO 184 approximately eight miles to the lake, which is on the left (south). The surrounding land is private.

Delorme: 85 A5
Roads of Colorado: 129 E4

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: Camping and fires are prohibited

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Handicap accessible restrooms/Some viewing from car

Latitude: 37.42480
Longitude: -108.38553

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Contact Info:

Area CPW Office: Durango, (970) 247-0855


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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