Windy Gap Watchable Wildlife Area

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Windy Gap Watchable Wildlife Area

There are almost always birds on this reservoir, including several species of ducks, Canada Geese, and often some gulls or terns in migration. The water is easy to scan from the parking lot of the watchable wildlife area along US 40, which is a good place for a picnic. Viewing scopes are available to help you scan the water. Wyoming ground squirrels can be seen near the parking lot, and the reintroduced population of river otter may be rarely glimpsed along the river upstream or downstream from the reservoir.

County: Grand

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir

Directions: Windy Gap Reservoir is on the south side of US 40 at its junction with CO 125, about two miles west of Granby.

Delorme: 28 D3
Roads of Colorado: 54 C2, 55 D2

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: Beginning May 1, 2021, a valid Hunting license, Fishing license, OR State Wildlife Area Pass is required for everyone 16 or older accessing any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land.

Restrictions: Dogs prohibited beyond parking area. Fishing, camping, fires, discharging firearms, hunting, and trapping prohibited.

Parking: Paved parking lot
Lodging: Hotels in Granby

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access:

Latitude: 40.10815
Longitude: -105.98025

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Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsYes
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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