Situated on 383 acres run by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife organization, the Rio Blanco Lake State Wildlife Area in White River City, Colorado is open year-round to those with valid hunting and fishing licenses. Several bird species live in the area, including finches, warblers, flycatchers, cranes, bald eagles, and cranes.
Hunting & Fishing
Big game archery hunting is allowed at Rio Blanco Lake SWA and is restricted to rabbits and waterfowl, with the Roselund unit being only for day use. Fishing is also permitted and past visitors have reviewed this SWA as an excellent area to cast a line. The minimum size for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is 15”, and only one northern pike that’s longer than 35” per day is permitted.
The boat launch at Rio Blanco allows for powerboating on the water. While camping is only allowed in designated areas on a first-come-first-serve basis, the sites offer excellent access to outdoor activities within the wildlife area.
Address: CO-64 W, Meeker, CO, 81641
Admission: Valid hunting or fishing license is required
Pets: Dogs allowed