Hinsdale County State Wildlife Areas


Mule deer below the mountains
Mule deer below the mountains

Hinsdale County State Wildlife Areas

 
Brown Lakes
From Creede go 25 miles west on Highway 149 to USFS Road 515 (Hermit Lakes Road), then go 1.5 miles west to property.
ACRES: 520
HUNTING: waterfowl
FISHING: Cold water lake
RECREATION: wildlife observation, picnicking
FACILITIES: rest room, boat ramp
RESTRICTIONS: Camping prohibited.
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Lake Fork of the Gunnison River - fishing easements
From Lake City go 5.3 miles north on Highway 149 to south end of easement.
FISHING: Cold water stream
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Mason Family
Go 17 miles south from Powderhorn on CR 27 (Cebolla Creek Road).
ACRES: 1,429
HUNTING: Elk, deer, small game
FISHING: Cold water stream
RECREATION: Hiking, picnicking, wildlife observation
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Rito Hondo Reservoir
From Creede go 35 miles west on Highway 149 to USFS Road 513, then 2 miles northwest to the fork. Take right fork 200 yards north to reservoir.
FISHING: Cold water lake
RECREATION: Camping, wildlife observation
FACILITIES: USFS campgrounds, rest rooms
RESTRICTIONS: Boating prohibited except craft propelled by hand, wind or electric motor or float tubes.
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Road Canyon Reservoir
From Creede go 25 miles west on Highway 149 to USFS Road 520, then 4 miles west to reservoir.
FISHING: Cold water lake
RECREATION: wildlife observation
FACILITIES: USFS rest rooms, drinking water, boat ramp
RESTRICTIONS: Boating prohibited if it creates a whitewater wake; No camping allowed.
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Williams Creek Reservoir
From Pagosa Springs go 3 miles west on US 160 to USFS Road 631, then 30 miles north to reservoir.
ACRES: 508
HUNTING: Waterfowl
FISHING: Cold water lake
RECREATION: Boating, wildlife observation, camping
FACILITIES: Rest room, drinking water, boat ramp, campgrounds
RESTRICTIONS: No camping, open fires or sailboards allowed; Boating prohibited if it creates a whitewater wake; Snowmobiles allowed only as an aid in ice fishing.

 
Elk in a meadow
Elk in a meadow
 

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