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About Prewitt Reservoir State Wildlife Area
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Prewitt Reservoir State Wildlife Area
Prewitt Reservoir near Sterling.
Address: Highway 6, Merino, CO

Phone: 970-842-6300 - area CPW office

Season: Year round

Pets: Yes, on-leash (unless hunting)

Fee: Need fishing or hunting license

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Nearby Town: Sterling (16mi)
Prewitt Reservoir is nestled in a vibrant ecosystem in Northeast Colorado. The lake is around 2400 acres when full and offers year round recreation.

The parks sits on about 3,047 acres, a mix of grasslands, wetlands and lake. Amenities include a boat ramp, picnic areas, primitive restrooms, and hiking trails.

Visitors age 19 through 64 must possess an Annual Jumbo SWA/Prewitt SWA access permit, or a valid hunting or fishing license.

The tiny towns of Merino and Hillrose are located on either side of Prewitt on Highway 6. Each has a place or two to eat and drink.

Activities: Camping, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Picnicking

Boating: 2,431-acre lake open to wakeless boating.

Camping: There are no campgrounds, however, dispersed camping is permitted around most of the lake. Just look for pre-existing fire rings.

Fishing: Warmwater reservoir stocked with walleye, saugeye, rainbow and cuttbow trout. Other fill include bluegill, crappie and channel catfish.

Hiking: A dirt road wraps around most of the lake, offering something to follow.

Hunting: Waterfowl is the main draw, as well as pheasant, bobwhite quail and deer during appropriate seasons.

Two other lakes in the northeast are Jackson Lake and North Sterling Reservoir. Both are state parks about an hour a way.
State Wildlife Areas:
Prewitt Reservoir Tree Reflect
Prewitt Reservoir Sunset
Prewitt Reservoir Boat Ramp
Prewitt Reservoir Cows
Prewitt Inlet Canal
Prewitt Reservoir Waterfowl
Prewitt Reservoir
Prewitt Reservoir Entrance Sign
Prewitt Reservoir Tent Camping
Prewitt Reservoir Blogs:  5/20/2013 
Prewitt Reservoir Dispersed Camping
Prewitt Reservoir Dispersed Campsite
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Prewitt Reservoir State Wildlife Area.
​Rain storms in the distance.
A dispersed campsite.
Boat inspection and ramp.
Campsites are located lakeside.
A waterfowl.
Another campsite.
A fallen tree.
Cows graze around the property.
Prewitt Inlet Canal.
Trees reflect on the canal.