Cherokee State Wildlife Area-Upper Unit - Fort Collins, CO - Colorado - Cherokee State Wildlife Area-Upper Unit
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Cherokee State Wildlife Area-Upper Unit has 4,960 acres of camping, wildlife viewing, and hunting opportunities. This mountainous area has elevations from 6,200 to 8,600 feet. Deer, elk, mountain lions, blue grouse, rabbits, and doves can be spotted and hunted in this State Wildlife Area. This area is also the home to the endangered Preble's meadow jumping mouse. Many different streams run through this area where there are opportunities in greenback cutthroat trout fishing. This is strictly catch and release for the cutthroat. Regular limits of brown and brook trout are legal with permits. The best time to catch the big ones here are in the spring when they migrate upriver.

Facilities: Camping is allowed at Cherokee State Wildlife Area-Upper Unit and restrooms are in the parking areas. Primitive camping is available in the aspen groves.

Best Time To Visit: Cherokee State Wildlife Area-Upper Unit is closed to public access from March through Memorial Day.

Fees: There are no fees to enter a State Wildlife Area. There are fees to obtain fishing and hunting licenses. Please contact the Denver office for further information.

Accessibility: This area is handicap accessible.

Rules: Motor vehicles permitted on established roads as posted. Horseback and bicycle riding restricted to designated roads and trails, except for horses used in hunting big game. Users of wildlife areas are reminded to check current hunting, fishing, and land use regulations when planning any type of recreational use in this State Wildlife Area.

Directions: To get to Cherokee State Wildlife Area-Upper Unit from Fort Collins, take US 287 west (left) on Cherokee Park Road to the unit. Stay left on County Road 80C at the junction with County Road 59.

Map: Click here for a map to Cherokee State Wildlife Area-Upper Unit

Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted to visit Cherokee State Wildlife Area-Upper Unit.

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317 W. Prospect
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
General: (970) 472-4300
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