Prewitt Reservoir is nestled in a vibrant ecosystem in Northeast Colorado. The lake is around 2,400 acres when full and offers year round recreation.
State Wildlife Area in Logan Co.
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.
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.
Address: Highway 6, Merino
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)
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