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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Ball Reservoir - Elbert County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: When full, this reservoir contains 95% of Elbert County's surface water, and so it is an essential stop for any Elbert County lister. This is the only reliable spot for grebes, gulls, terns and large concentrations of ducks in the county, and it would also be the best spot to check for rarities in migration, with at least Caspian Tern to its name. The lake is private and difficult to access but can be scoped fairly well from a distant overlook to the east.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: Ball Reservoir is just west of Agate. From the Agate exit off I-70, take Main Street west over the railroad tracks and take a right. The take the first left onto CR 153 and follow this street down to a gate. From here the reservoir can be scanned, albeit not all that well. Another possibility is instead to follow CR 153 around the bend at 1.2 miles and continue an additional 0.8 miles to a turn on the left into a paint-ball gun range. Park at the headquarters and request permission to view the reservoir.
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