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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Elkhead Reservoir - Moffat County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Newly renovated and again open to the public, Elkhead Reservoir is the largest body of water in Moffat County. Historically, this reservoir has been a fair place to observe migrating waterfowl and other open waterbirds. On a few occasions, following severe storms in late fall, it has even hosted such rarities as Red-throated Loon and Ross's Goose. (Note that many maps show a small reservoir, Ralph White Reservoir, just NW of Elkhead. Don't waste any time searching for this lake; it doesn't really exist.)

Habitat: Pond./Lake/Reservoir
Directions: The reservoir is reached by turning north off Highway 40 east of Craig and traveling about four miles north on Moffat County Road 29. CR 29 cuts across a corner of Routt County (Routt CR 86) before returning to Moffat County. Turn east on CR 28 and cross the dam to the east side of the reservoir. The reservoir can be scanned from several locations along this road. CR 29 crosses into Routt County (CR 76) about 2/3 of the way along the reservoir. The northeast portion of Elkhead Reservoir is located in Routt County.
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