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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Yampa River State Wildlife Area - Routt County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The ponds near the parking area are resting areas for migrating waterfowl, as is the Yampa River. Informal trails cross throughout the property. Look for Sandhill Crane, Downy & Hairy Woodpeckers and Yellow Warbler as well as numerous spring migrants.

Habitat: Stream, Lowland Riparian, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: From Hayden go 6 miles west on US 40. Look for the parking area on the left (south) side of the road opposite a seasonal rest area. Also continue half a mile west to a roadside pull-out on US40 to view a heronry & cottonwood/riparian habitat.
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