Sweitzer Lake State Park
This small, reed-edged reservoir can be good for waterfowl of all types, including grebes and the occasional loon. The shrubby habitat on the periphery of the lake contains Gambel’s Quail, and can be good for sparrows, including Sage, during migration. The trees around the entrance station should be checked for migrants. For the dragonfly enthusiast this is an excellent place to check out the local species, which include the impressive eight-spotted skimmer.
Attractions: Picnic area, showers, packed dirt trails
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Marsh
Directions: From Delta, drive south on US 50 about one mile. Park is on the east side of the highway.
Delorme: 56 C1
Roads of Colorado: 98 B2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Oct 1 - April 30, 8 am to 5 pm; May 1 to Sept 30, 8 am to 10 pm
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: State Parks Pass
Restrictions: Obey all rules and regulations.
Parking: Gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Delta
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car, accessible restroom and picnic site