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Duck Pond River Access

Duck Pond River Access

Duck Pond Open Space serves as a public recreation area for visitors and residents in our down valley communities. The permanent conservation easement on the property protects critical wildlife habitat for migrating ducks and other waterfowl, preserves the riparian corridor, and provides public access in perpetuity. The county-wide Eagle Valley Trail runs through the north side of the property.

Long-time locals will recognize Duck Pond Open Space as “the old cottonwood place” previously owned by the Green family. Eagle and Gypsum residents can use this property to take a leisurely afternoon float just down the road from their home. Rafts, kayaks, canoes, boats, and even innertubes are appropriate on this stretch of river. Fly fishing enthusiasts can enjoy over 4,000 feet of river access and duck hunters can use this property for their sport. Walkers and bikers will appreciate the county-wide Eagle Valley Trail that runs through the property, and families can picnic in the shady cottonwood grove.

Eagle Valley Land Trust is proud to have partnered with Eagle County to conserve this important piece of Eagle River frontage forever.

Things to do here:

Duck hunting is permitted on the eastern portion of the property. Duck hunting season is annually prescribed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and can be found here. Hunting for other species is not permitted. The eagle River is open for fishing year round.

Before you go:

Please respect CPW’s fishing closures when and Eagle County Open Space rules and regulations to ensure we’re able to protect this valuable resource and recreational opportunities.

Species you may see:

Migrating Ducks

Photo Gallery

Conservation Easement Signed:

Sustaining Council Level Underwriter:

Lands Protected:
55 acres

Conservation Values:
Scenic open space, public recreation, wildlife habitat

Public Access:

The western main parking lot and toilet facility is seasonally closed from December 1st through April 15th.

Eagle County

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