Pueblo County State Trust Lands, Wildlife Areas and Fish Unit

A black bear in the weeds
A black bear in the weeds
wild turkey

Pueblo County State Trust Lands

Saint Charles
From Pueblo go east on US 50 to 27th Lane. Go south on 27th Lane until it turns into Doyle Road. From end of pavement go 4 miles to access gate. Follow signs to parking lot.
ACRES: 16,675
OPEN: August 15 to February 28
HUNTING: Mule deer, pronghorn, scaled quail, mourning doves, rabbits, coyotes.
RESTRICTIONS: Discharging firearms prohibited within 1/4 mile of buildings; Access from parking areas only; Foot or horseback access only.


Pueblo County State Wildlife Areas

Lake Beckwith

  • No camping, hunting, fires or ice fishing allowed.
  • Only boating allowed is float tubes or watercraft propelled by hand, wind or electric motor.
  • Frozen surface of lake closed.
  • No habitat stamp required.

Pueblo Reservoir
From Pueblo go 7 miles west on Highway 96 to reservoir.
ACRES: 4,100
HUNTING: Deer, rabbit, turkey, dove, waterfowl, scaled quail
FISHING: Cold water stream, cold water lake
RECREATION: Picnicking, hiking, wildlife observation
FACILITIES: Rest room, nature trail
RESTRICTIONS: Camping prohibited, discharging firearms or bows prohibited except shotguns or bows while hunting, fires prohibited, field trials prohibited except Feb.1 - Mar. 31 & Aug. 1 - Sept. 30, target practicing prohibited.

  • Smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass must be 15 inches or longer
  • Bag and possession limit for walleye is 4 fish, 18 inches or longer
  • Underwater spearfishing permitted July 16 - March 14
  • Fishing prohibited from dam and within 50 feet of dam, Mar. 15 - April 15, 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Runyon/Fountain Lakes
From Pueblo go south on I-25 to exit 98A, then south on Santa Fe to Runyon Field Road, then east on Runyon Field Road for 1/2 mile to property.
FISHING: Warm water, cold water fishing
RECREATION: Picnicking, hiking, wildlife observation
FACILITIES: Rest rooms, nature trail, handicapped fishing dock
RESTRICTIONS: Ice fishing prohibited, boating prohibited, camping prohibited, fires prohibited, public prohibited sunset to sunrise except for fishing, water contact activities prohibited; no habitat stamp required if you stay on the bike path.


Pueblo County State Fish Unit

From Pueblo go 6 miles west of Pueblo Blvd. on Highway 96 to property.
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, limited tours
FACILITIES: Rest room, aquarium
RESTRICTIONS: No hunting or dogs allowed.

Elk in a meadow
Elk in a meadow



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