Kiowa County State Trust Lands and Wildlife Areas

Sunrise over the plains
Sunrise over the plains
Black bear
 
Kiowa County State Trust Lands
Nee Noshe Reservoir - GMU 127
Neesopah - GMU 126
Southwest Sweetwater - GMU 126
 
Kiowa County State Wildlife Areas
Adobe Creek Reservoir
Queens
Kiowa County State Trust Lands

Nee Noshe Reservoir
Take US 287 south from Eads for 10.5 miles to parking in designated area.
ACRES: 2,080
OPEN: November 1 to March 31
HUNTING: Waterfowl
RESTRICTIONS: Waterfowl hunting only; hunters must check in at Queens DOW station before hunting; foot or horseback access only.
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Neesopah
Take US 287 south of Eads for 10.5 miles to parking lot on west side of highway. Or, take US 287 south of Eads for 12 miles to CR F, then go west on CR F for 1 mile to parking area on north side of CR F.
ACRES: 2,243
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Big game, small game
RESTRICTIONS: From November 1 to last day of waterfowl season, hunters must check in and out at Queens check station; do not use buildings, equipment or safety zones around facilities; no fires allowed; foot or horseback access only.
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Southwest Sweetwater
Go north from Wiley on US 287 to CR A, turn and go west on CR A to CR 40, then go north 3 more miles.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: From last day of waterfowl season (or as posted) through October 31, based on water level, for fishing; September 1 through last day of waterfowl season for hunting.
HUNTING: Deer, small game, waterfowl
FISHING: Warm water lake

Kiowa County State Wildlife Areas

Adobe Creek Reservoir (Blue Lake)
Go 15 miles north of Las Animas on CR 10.
ACRES: 5,147
OPEN: Every day except when the lake surface is frozen over.
HUNTING: Deer, pronghorn, pheasant, rabbit, dove, scaled quail, waterfowl.
FISHING: Warm water lake. Trotlines and jugs allowed. Walleye and saugeye Bag & Possession limit: total of 5 fish in aggregate, all at least 15 inches long; only 1 walleye or saugeye in the aggregate longer than 21 inches allowed per day.
RECREATION: Boating, sail boating, wind surfing, camping, water skiing, hiking, wildlife observation.
FACILITIES: Boat ramps, rest rooms.
RESTRICTIONS: Closed 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise (except for fishing); no ATV's, dirt bikes or snowmobiles allowed; Dams, inlets, outlets closed, except for fishing.
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Queens
Go south of Eads 15 miles on US 287 to CR C, then go 3.5 miles east.
ACRES: 4,426
HUNTING: Deer, small game, pheasant, scaled and bobwhite quail, waterfowl, dove
FISHING: Warm water; jugs and trotlines allowed; Bag & Possession limit for walleye and saugeye is 5 in aggregate, 15 inches long, only 1 walleye or saugeye in the aggregate longer than 21 inches allowed per day.
RECREATION: Power boating, sailboating, windsurfing, water skiing, camping, wildlife observation.
FACILITIES: Boat ramps, rest rooms
RESTRICTIONS:

  • Power boating in Lower Queens not allowed from opening day of waterfowl season to November 30.
  • No boating allowed that creates a whitewater wake in channel between Upper and Lower Queens.
  • Hunters in Upper and Lower Queens, Nee Noshe and Nee Gronda must check in and out at check station when it is open.
  • Lower Queens closed as posted except to retrieve downed waterfowl December 1 through last day of waterfowl season as posted.
  • Upper Queens, Nee Gronda, Nee So Pah, and Nee Noshe closed as posted except to retrieve downed waterfowl from November 1 to last day of waterfowl season.
  • Dirt bikes or ATV's not allowed.
Elk in a meadow
Elk in a meadow