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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Thomeczek's Wildlife Area and Campgrounds - Bent County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This site contains 360 acres of shortgrass prairie and riparian area along the Purgatoire River. The prairie dogs towns attract Burrowing Owls, and the structural diversity of surrounding ungrazed pastures should yield a variety of prairie birds. Walk along the riparian corridor to look for migrants, or wade in the river.

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Lowland Riparian
Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call 719-456-1296 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit. Please remember that this is a working ranch as well as a private residence, and there may be times when the landowner cannot accommodate visits. While you are on the ranch, remember to stay on roads, leave gates as you find them (whether open or closed), and refrain from taking anything off the ranch or leaving trash behind.
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