Russell Lakes is the most comprehensive bulrush marsh in the state, supporting flora, fauna and numerous birds, like waterfowl. It’s located in the San Luis Valley, north of Monte Vista.
Designated in 1975, this 2,306 acre natural landmark is located on both federal and private land. It’s open for use in sections as a state wildlife area.
National Natural Landmark in Saguache Co.
This unique national natural landmark is one of Colorado’s last remaining vast, high-elevation, alkaline marshes. It’s a rare bulrush marsh, the perfect environment for migrating waterfowl to take shelter and reproduce. A great amount of native plant and animal life is dependent on it.
This state wildlife area, provides superb outdoor recreation, centered around hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. It’s free for use with a valid fishing or hunters license.
Address: north of Monte Vista
Ownership: Federal & Private