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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Wellington Reservoir - Jefferson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This medium-sized mountain reservoir is usually true to the calling of such reservoirs, having very little on it. However, you never know when it might come down with a bad case of South Park Scoter Syndrome. The southern end of the lake, where the stream empties into the lake, has a good selection of wet meadows and streamside willows and an extensive beaver pond system. Look here for MacGillivray's Warbler, Lincoln Sparrow, and possibly Fox Sparrow.

Habitat: Lake, Streamside Willow
Directions: From US-285 in Bailey, take CR 68 (Wellington Lake Road) south for 11 miles to the reservoir. The reservoir can also be reached via a convoluted system of roads from Pine Valley Ranch by taking Pine Valley Road south from the Open Space to South Buffalo Creek Rd, and taking that road west to the reservoir.
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