Hunting and Fishing on State Wildlife Areas
in Washington County, Colorado

Elk under a full moon
Elk under a full moon

Washington County State Wildlife Areas
Prewitt Reservoir


From the Merino exit on the I-76, go 2 miles north to US 6, then 1.75 miles northeast to CR R, then 1.5 miles north, then 1/2 mile west.
ACRES: 680
HUNTING: Deer, turkey, pheasant, quail, waterfowl
RECREATION: Wildlife observation

  • No camping or fires allowed.
  • No target practice unless authorized by area wildlife manager.
  • No discharging of firearms or bows unless while hunting.
  • Deer hunting on Skaggs portion requires landowner permission as posted.
  • Closed to all uses except deer hunting on opening weekend of regular rifle deer season and on opening day and first weekend of late rifle deer season.
  • Closed 9 PM to 3 AM, except for night hunting permit.

Prewitt Reservoir

From Merino exit on the I-76 go 1 mile north to US 6, then 3.3 miles northeast.
ACRES: 2,924
HUNTING: Deer, waterfowl, bobwhite quail, pheasant
FISHING: Warmwater lake
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, camping
FACILITIES: Boat ramp, rest rooms

  • Minimum size for wipers is 15".
  • Minimum size for walleye and saugeye is 15". Only 1 walleye or saugeye in the agregate longer than 21" is allowed per day.
  • No boating allowed that creates a whitewater wake. From October 1 through last day of regular goose season only hand propelled watercraft allowed to set and pick up decoys and retrieve downed waterfowl.
  • Camping and fires prohibited as posted.
  • Fishing from the dam allowed only from October 1 through last day of waterfowl season. Ice fishing allowed only within 50 yards of dam.
  • Vehicles limited to 250.
  • Sailing and windsurfing allowed only during July and August. No waterskiing allowed.
  • No glass beverage containers allowed.
  • No hunting allowed from floating devices. Hunting prohibited as posted.
  • Depending on water levels, weather and presence of birds, waterfowl hunting may prohibited as posted. logo