Park County State Trust Lands and Wildlife Areas


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

Park County State Trust Lands

 
Agate Mountain
Go 1.75 miles south on Highway 9 from Hartsel. At CR 53, turn and go south 15 miles to the parking area on the east boundary of the property, on the south side of CR 53.
ACRES: 3,782
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Mule deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback only
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Antero
Go 4.5 miles north of Antero Junction on US 285, then west on Pony Park Road (FS 433) for 1/2 mile to north boundary. Timber activity may be present.
ACRES: 11,060
OPEN: August 15 to February 28 for hunting, year-round for fishing.
HUNTING: Pronghorn, deer, bighorn sheep, rabbit, dove, scaled quail, bobcat, coyote
RESTRICTIONS: No motorized vehicles past the parking lot; foot and horseback access only.
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Badger Flats
1.) Go 1.5 miles west from Lake George on US 24.
2.) Go west 2.25 miles on CR 90 from Lake George.
3.) Go west on US 24 from Lake George for about 8 miles to FR 891, turn and go south.
ACRES: 3,570
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, black bear, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback only.
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Crooked Top
Go 2 miles north of Bailey on US 285 to traffic light, turn left on CR 43 and go 6.4 miles to Saddlestring Road. Turn left, go another 0.3 miles to FS 101 and turn right. Go 4 miles, park, then walk another 2 miles northeast to the property.
ACRES: 400
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, blue grouse, turkeys, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Access only from FS 101; foot or horseback only on the property
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Dick's Peak
Take Highway 9 south from Hartsel for 14 miles, then go 3.8 miles southwest to Dick's Peak Road (CR 261). Follow Dick's Peak Road for another 3 miles to the property.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Elk, deer, grouse, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot access only.
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Eleven Mile
Go southeast 17 miles from Hartsel. County road straddles property on north and south sides.
ACRES: 265
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Pronghorn, waterfowl
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads.
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Hartsel
At Highways 24 & 9 in Hartsel, go south on Highway 9 for 1/2 mile. Property is on both sides of the road. Also from Hartsel, you can go southeast on CR 59 for 3 miles to parking area. Then hike south 1 mile and west 1/4 mile to reach property.
ACRES: 420
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Pronghorn, waterfowl
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only.
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High Creek
Go 7 miles south of Fairplay on US 285, then go east for 1/2 mile, then south for 1/4 mile.
ACRES: 1,121
OPEN: August 15 to February 28 for hunting, year round for fishing.
HUNTING: Pronghorn, waterfowl
FISHING: Cold water stream
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only
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McArthur Gulch
Go west of Bailey on CR 64 for 3.9 miles to parking area.
ACRES: 480
OPEN: September 1 to May 31
HUNTING: Elk, deer, turkey
RESTRICTIONS: No hunting with center fire rifles; no hunting in safety zone around ranch house and outbuildings as posted.
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Saddle Mountain
Go 6 miles north of Guffey on CR 59 to National Forest boundary. Then go east 1.5 miles over mountain by foot or horseback.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, elk, black bear.
RESTRICTIONS: No fires allowed; no motor vehicles off designated roads.
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63 Ranch
Go south from Fairplay on US 285 for 14.5 miles to 63 Ranch parking area on east side of highway.
ACRES: 1,635
OPEN: August 15 to February 28 for hunting, year round for fishing.
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, waterfowl
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback access only
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Three Mile Mountain
Two parcels: 1.) Go south from Hartsel on Highway 9 for 14 miles, turn east on CR 116 (39-Mile Mountain Road) and go 2 miles. 2.) Go south from Hartsel on Highway 9 for 9 miles, turn east and go 1.1 miles on unmarked dirt road to west boundary of property.
ACRES: 640 in each parcel
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Pronghorn, coyote, rabbits, doves
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Waugh Mountain
Go west from Canon City on US 50 for 12 miles, then turn north on Highway 9 and go 9 miles. Take CR 2 west for 15 miles. Foot access through BLM land on the east and south sides. Use BLM parking area.
ACRES: 17,773
OPEN: From first day of archery pronghorn season through May 31
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, coyote, grouse
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads
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Wormer Gulch
Go west from Canon City on US 50 to Highway 9, turn north and go 1/2 mile north of Park-Fremont County line. Property adjoins Thirty-One Mile Mountain.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
HUNTING: Deer, black bear, elk, mountain lion, small game, doves
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads; foot or horseback access only.

 

Park County State Wildlife Areas

 
Alma
Go north from Alma on Highway 9 for 1.5 miles to CR 4, then turn northwest and go 1/4 mile.
FISHING: Cold water stream
RECREATION: Camping, wildlife observation
FACILITIES: Campsites, rest rooms
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Badger Basin
This is 22 miles of fishing access east and west from Hartsel along US 24, directly north of Hartsel, and north and south along Highway 9.
HUNTING: No hunting, camping or fires allowed.
FISHING: Special fishing regulations apply: Gold Medal Waters
RESTRICTIONS: Park only in designated areas; access only from designated areas; closed beyond fenced and posted easements.
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James Mark Jones
From US 24 east of Hartsel, take Elkhorn Road (CR 15) north for 15 miles to sign, then go west 1.8 miles to parking area. Or, from Como turnoff on US 285, take CR 15 southeast for 8 miles to sign, then go west 1.8 miles to parking area.
ACRES: 12,122
OPEN: May 1 to December 31
HUNTING: Elk, deer, pronghorn, small game
RECREATION: Wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS: Fires allowed only in established fire rings at designated parking areas.
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Knight-Imler - fishing easements
Go 10 miles south of Fairplay on US 285.
FISHING: Cold water stream; Artificial flies and lures only. All trout between 12" and 20" must be returned to the water immediately; Bag & Possession limit for trout is 2, only 1 can be longer than 20".
RESTRICTIONS: Closed from 25 feet beyond the center line of the stream; No fires or camping allowed.
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63 Ranch
Go 15 miles south of Fairplay on US 285 or 5.5 miles north of Antero Junction on US 285.
ACRES: 1,200
HUNTING: Big game, waterfowl
FISHING: Cold water stream, Artificial flies and lures only. All trout between 12" and 20" must be returned to the water immediately; Bag & Possession limit for trout is 2, only 1 can be longer than 20".
RECREATION: Wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS: No camping allowed.
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Spinney Mountain
Go 3 miles south of Hartsel on CR 59
ACRES: 3,000
HUNTING: Waterfowl
FISHING: Cold water stream
RECREATION: Wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS: No fires or camping allowed.
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Tarryall Reservoir
Go 16.5 miles southeast of Jefferson on CR 77.
ACRES: 886 (175 acres of water)
HUNTING: Deer, elk, waterfowl
FISHING: Cold water lake and stream
RECREATION: Camping
FACILITIES: Boat ramp, rest rooms
RESTRICTIONS: Dam, spillway and outlet structures closed; No boating allowed that creates a whitewater wake.
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Teter
Go 2 miles south of Jefferson on US 285, then 2 miles north on CR 35.
ACRES: 950
HUNTING: Waterfowl, big game
FISHING: Cold water stream
RECREATION: Wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS: No fires or camping allowed.
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Tomahawk
Go 5 miles north of Hartsel on Highway 9, then 1/2 mile to parking area. Or, go 10 miles south of Fairplay on Highway 9, then 1/2 mile to parking area.
ACRES: 3,400
HUNTING: Deer, elk, pronghorn, small game, waterfowl
FISHING: Cold water stream; Artificial flies and lures only. All trout between 12" and 20" must be returned to the water immediately; Bag & Possession limit for trout is 2, only 1 can be longer than 20".
RECREATION: Wildlife observation
RESTRICTIONS: No camping or fires allowed.

 
Elk in a meadow
Elk in a meadow
 

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