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: Warm-water 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.
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Address: Highway 6, Merino (near Sterling) (Map)
Phone: 970-842-6300 – area CPW office
Season: Year round
Fee: Need fishing or hunting license
Pets: Yes, on-leash (unless hunting)
Map: Prewitt Reservoir (PDF)