As the gateway to Jackson Lake State Park, Orchard, Co is a small town of around 100 people. Located in the northeast Plains of Colorado – 69 miles northwest of Denver, Orchard provides easy access to nearby Jackson Lake State Park, Empire Reservoir, and the Andrick Ponds State Wildlife Area.
While the town itself does not have much to offer except farmland and residential homes, there are several nearby recreational opportunities are available.
Jackson Lake State Park – The crown jewel of this state park is its 2,700-acre reservoir. The park is popular for boating, swimming, camping, fishing, and more.
Empire Reservoir offers ample opportunity for fishing, boating, and hunting.
Andrick Ponds State Wildlife Area – A lesser known and somewhat secluded wildlife viewing area, the Andrick Ponds State Wildlife Area offers visitors a chance to see a wide variety of migratory birds. Andrick Ponds is home to an abundance of seasonal birding and hunting opportunities.
Wildlife viewing is only available on a Saturday before Memorial Day through August 31st. Hunting occurs in this area so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions.
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Activities near Orchard
- Dearfield (10mi)
State Wildlife Areas:
- Andrick Ponds SWA (5mi)
- Fort Morgan (23mi)
- Goodrich (3mi)