Baca County State Trust Lands and Wildlife Areas


A black bear in the weeds
A black bear in the weeds

Baca County State Trust Lands

 
North Canyon
In Campo at intersection of US 287 and CR J, go 10 miles west on CR J to CR 18, turn and go south on CR 18 for 4 miles to property.
ACRES: 632
OPEN: August 15 to February 28
HUNTING: Pronghorn, quail, coyote
RESTRICTIONS: Foot access only.

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Pat/Whitby Canyon
Whitby Tract: go west from Springfield on US 160 for 24.7 miles to CR 8. Turn and go south on CR 8 for 5.5 miles to CR G, then go east 0.8 miles to Comanche National Grasslands. Property is north of Comanche NG. Pat Canyon Tract: go west from Springfield on US 160 for 24.7 miles to CR 8, turn and go south on CR 8 for 10 miles to Kirkwell. Then go west on CR M for 2 miles to CR 5, turn and go south on CR 5 for 1.1 miles.
ACRES: 1,302
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Small game, deer, pronghorn
RESTRICTIONS: Foot access only.

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Sand Creek South
Go 15 miles west of Campo on CR J, then turn south on CR 13 and go 5.5 miles to forest service pasture, gate 2C. Continue south and east for 1 mile, take right fork south and go 1/4 mile.
ACRES: 319
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, mountain lion, scaled quail, doves, coyote, bobcat, turkey, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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State Line
Go west from Campo for 4 miles on CR J, then go south on CR 24 for 5 miles. Turn east through USFS pasture gate 6M, go 1 mile then turn south at gate 6A on a two-track trail. After 1 mile, go through 2 gates and keep on southeast for 1.3 miles to northwest corner of the property. On sandy roads in USFS pastures you might want 4WD.
ACRES: 496
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Pronghorn, scaled quail, coyote, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot access only.

 

Baca County State Wildlife Areas

 
Burchfield
Go 11 miles east from Walsh on CR DD to property.
ACRES: 178
HUNTING: Deer, rabbit, bobwhite quail, pheasant, dove, scaled quail.
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, camping
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Turk's Pond
Go 2 miles north of Springfield on US 287 to CR HH, turn and go 14 miles east to CR 39, then turn and go 3.5 miles north.
ACRES: 200
HUNTING: Dove
FISHING: Warm water pond
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, picnicking
RESTRICTIONS: Only float tubes or watercraft propelled by hand, wind or electric motor allowed; No camping allowed; Closed near pond and administrative building (except to retrieve downed waterfowl) from opening day of waterfowl season through end of February.
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Two Buttes Reservoir
Go 18 miles north from Springfield on US 287 to CR B.5, then go 3 miles east to the property.
ACRES: 6,793
HUNTING: Deer, pronghorn, rabbit, scaled and bobwhite quail, pheasant, dove, waterfowl
FISHING: Warm water reservoir
RECREATION: Hiking, camping, rock climbing, wildlife observation
FACILITIES: Drinking water, rest rooms, dump station, boat ramps, rifle range
RESTRICTIONS: No boating allowed in Two Buttes Ponds below the dam except float tubes or watercraft propelled by hand, wind or electric motor.

 
A couple of mule deer bucks in the trees
A couple of mulie bucks in the trees
 

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