Bonny Lake is a former state park, which is now a state wildlife area, called South Republican. It’s lies near the eastern edge of Colorado, by the South Republican River.
The visitor center is closed for good, the lake has dried up to nearly a mud-hole, and the area is now used primarily for hunting. The 13,000 acre area offers deer, turkey, waterfowl and small game hunting.
Boating/Fishing: No water, just a dry hole
Camping: Yes, but primitive. Wagon Wheel and Foster Grove campground have closed, but North Cove and East Beach are open with no camping fees, electricity or water.
Hunting: Open to small and big game from the day after Labor Day to the Friday before Memorial Day. Species include deer, turkey, waterfowl, dove, pheasant, quail, rabbit and squirrel. See map for details.
Address: 30010 County Rd 3, Idalia
Season: Year round