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Delaney Butte Lakes State Wildlife Area - Jackson County
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Description: These mountain lakes often have few waterbirds other than grebes, but sometimes they come through with good numbers of diving ducks and loons. The pond south of the butte and west of the lakes often has numerous dabblers and snipe. The fields to the south and east should be checked at dusk for Short-eared Owl.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Streamside Willow, Wet Meadow, Sagebrush
Directions: From the intersection of CR 12W and CO 125 one mile south of Walden, take CR 12W a little more than 5 miles to the intersection with CR 18. Continue west onto CR 18 for 4.5 miles and bear right onto CR 22. Continue north on CR 22 for .5 miles to CR 5, and take a left and then an almost immediate right onto CR 5A to scan the west side of South Delaney Lake. To scan the east side of the lake, go right onto CR 5 from CR 22, go 0.8 miles to CR 5D on your left, and scan the lake from along CR 5D. To get to East Delaney Lake, turn right onto a small dirt road leading to a parking lot just past the intersection with CR 5D. To scan North Delaney Lake, go 1.2 miles from the intersection of CR 5 and CR 22 to CR 5C and take a left. Go 0.5 miles to CR 5B and scan the lake from along this road and from the parking lot just east of the intersection of CR 5B and 5C. To reach the small pond, turn left at the intersection of CR 5 and 22 and go about .5 miles and over a cattle guard. The pond is on the left.
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