Fruitgrowers Reservoir

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Fruitgrowers Reservoir

Colorado

(970) 248-0600

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Overview

Fruitgrowers Reservoir was created by Fruitgrowers Dam which crosses Alfalfa Run. Alfalfa Runs natural flow is augmented by diversions from Surface and Dry Creeks. The reservoir is the main feature of the Fruitgrowers Dam Project. Visitation is estimated at roughly 500 people per year. There are about five miles of shoreline, four of which are open to recreation. No water contact activities are allowed. Average elevation is about 5,400 feet above sea level. The site has only primitive activities and no on-site manager or law enforcement. Brochures for Fruitgrowers and other Grand Junction areas may be acquired by contacting the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau at (800) 962-2547.

Map of Fruit Growers Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 38.829946, -107.943935

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Activities

  • Bird Watching

    In the spring, Fruitgrowers Reservoir wildlife viewing area offers a spectacular sight with thousands of sandhill cranes stopping over on their way north. The reservoir hosts the largest nesting colony of western grebes in Colorado and more than 200 species of birds have been sighted.

  • Hiking

    Opportunities are available in the area.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is regulated by the Colorado Division of Wildlife

  • Wildlife Watching

    A variety of mammals (including mule deer, fox and mink) and reptiles make the area their home. There is a hard-surface watchable wildlife trail, about 750 feet long with turnout.

Directions

Driving

Take Colorado Highway 92 northeast out of Delta. Go 4 miles to Colorado Highway 65, then 6 miles to the reservoir turnoff.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(970) 248-0600

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