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Turk’s Pond State Wildlife Area
Check this small pond for ducks during the fall and spring, and shorebirds if the water is low. The few small trees around the lake could contain migrants in season, and sparrows during the winter. The small pond across from the entrance road often has as many ducks as Turk’s Pond does. Other wildlife here can include white-tailed deer, rabbits, foxes, raccoons, reptiles and amphibians.
Attractions: Picnic shelters
Directions: From the north, go south on US 287/385 to CO 116 (37 miles south of Lamar), and turn left (east). Follow 116 for 14 miles to CR 39 and turn right (south). Go 5 miles and turn right (west) onto CR LL. CR LL dead-ends at Turk's Pond after about a half mile.
Delorme: 103 C8
Roads of Colorado: 142 C4
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk, closed during the winter waterfowl season
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license is required for everyone 18 or older to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Restrictions: See dates of access; be aware of hunters in season. No camping
Parking: Gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotel in Springfield
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car
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