Bikers and hikers enjoy the 3.5-mile South Shoreline Trail, while waterfowl hunters are permitted in designated areas from the first Tuesday after Labor Day to the Thursday before Memorial Day.
Gain a new appreciation for the wildlife and plants that thrive on the plains by checking out a free Family Activity Backpack from the Visitor Center that includes a nature journal, bug boxes, magnifiers, binoculars and a field guide. The Visitor Center also loans out life jackets and a handheld GPS unit. While there, pick up a Geohunt Scavenger Hunt Activity guide to complete.
Glimpse the nesting bald eagles as they hunt for food for their families on the north shore of the reservoir. Catch a wiper bass or walleye that’ll be big enough for a tall tale. Enjoy the serenity of a sunset picnic on the water.
Extend Your Trip
Fort Sedgwick Museum, Kit Carson County Carousel, Old Town Museum, Overland Trail Museum, South Platte River Trail Scenic and Historic Byway
Photo: Courtesy of Colorado Parks & Wildlife/Mike Alosi.