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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Clear Creek Reservoir State Wildlife Area - Chaffee County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: By far the largest body of water in the county. Best in spring and fall for migrant ducks, grebes, loons etcetera, although Common Merganser and Osprey breed on the lake, and California Gull sometimes summers. Brewer's Sparrow breeds in the sage on the hillside north of the road. The only county record of Great Egret comes from here. A big willow carr at the west end can be great birding.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Sagebrush, Streamside Willow
Directions: From Buena Vista, go 13 miles north on US 24, then half a mile west on CR 390. Please note a valid Colorado Habitat Stamp is required to use any SWA area in the state. They can be purchased anywhere fishing licenses are sold.
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