Russell Lakes State Wildlife Area

Wooden boardwalk at Russell Lakes State Wildlife Area with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the background
The wooden boardwalk with the Sangre de Cristo's in the background
Russell Lakes bulletin board
From Saguache go 9 miles south on US 285 to CR R, then 1.5 miles east to property.
ACRES: 793
OPEN: July 16 to February 14
HUNTING: rabbit, dove, waterfowl
RECREATION: wildlife observation
  • Camping prohibited except in self-contained units in designated areas
  • Field trials may be authorized February, March, August and September only.
  • Park only in established parking areas.
  • Closed except as posted.
  • Closed after 1 PM during first waterfowl season.
  • Section 29 closed during waterfowl season.
Russell Lakes State Wildlife Area
Looking northwest toward the Cochetopa Hills
Russell Lakes
There are some dry areas in between the marshy areas
Russell Lakes boardwalk
The boardwalk goes east for quite a distance
One of the actual lakes
One of the lakes, as seen from the boardwalk
Looking toward the Cochetopa Hills
Wildflowers, marshy area, Cochetopa Hills... just beautiful
Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License