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Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area
AKA: Oak Ridge SWA
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife
6060 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80216
United States

(303) 297-1192

http://wildlife.state.co.us/
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Information about Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area
Latitude: 39.98327
Longitude: -107.73262
Elevation: 7933 ft. (2417 meters)
Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area is located in Rio Blanco county Colorado.

Oak Ridge Unit: From Meeker Colorado, go 6.3 miles east on County Road 8 and look for the DOW sign on the left. A dirt road leads into the
       western end of the property.
Lake Avery Unit: From Meeker Colorado, go 20 miles east on County Road 8 to dirt road on left side of road.
Belaire Unit: From Meeker Colorado, go 21 miles east on County Road 8 to County Road 17, then 1 mile south (right) to the access road.
Sleepy Cat Ponds Unit: From Meeker Colorado, go 16 miles east on County Road 8 to parking area on the right.
Sleepy Cat Fishing Easement: From Meeker Colorado, go 17 miles east on County Road 8. Located upstream from the Sleepy Cat Ponds Unit.

Color Coded Boundaries (on Map below):
- Red is Oak Ridge Unit
- Orange is Wilber Unit
- Fuscia is Lake Avery Unit
- Green is Sleepy Cat Ponds Unit
- Blue is Belaire Unit
- Brown is Sleepy Cat Fishing Easement

Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area (all units) is approximately 9,498 acres (14.84 sq. miles or 38.44 sq. kilometers) and ranges from 6,520 ft to 8,327 ft in elevation.

This State Wildlife Area offers the following recreational activities:
- Fishing: rainbow trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish.
- Hunting: deer, elk, rabbit, dusky (blue) grouse, duck and goose.
- Recreation: hunting, fishing, camping and hiking.
- Restrictions:
   a. Camping prohibited except in designated areas.
   b. Closed December 1 through July 15 on Oak Ridge Unit.
   c. Sleepy Cat Ponds and Sleepy Cat fishing easement closed except for fishing.
   d. Hunting prohibited except archery south of County Road 8, west of County Road 17, and north and east of County Road 10.
   e. On Lake Avery, waterskiing and jet skis prohibited. Boating permitted only if it does not create whitewater wake.
   f. Sleepy Cat fishing easement, Wakara lease and Meeker Pasture SWA east of Meeker: Artificial flies and lures only. All trout must be returned
       to the water immediately.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife has a Printable Map of this State Wildlife Area.

NOTE: Information changes frequently and may not all be current. Users of State Wildlife Areas (SWAs) are reminded to check current hunting, fishing, trapping and land use regulations when planning to use an area for any purpose. Refer to the State Wildlife Area Property Brochure, as well as the Fishing and Hunting Regulation Brochures off the Regulations Brochures page. Also see Chapter 9, off the Regulations page, which has the most up-to-date Division property information, as changes occur numerous times per year.

This property is managed by the Meeker Office
P.O. Box 1181
Meeker, CO 81641
(970) 878-6090

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Map of Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area
Boat Ramp
Campground
Corral
Fishing

Information
Parking
Picnic Area
Restrooms


Please note: All Markers, Trails/Paths, and Boundaries are for reference purposes only, and may not depict the exact location, trail or boundaries.

Amenities for Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area
Below are the Amenities offered at Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area.

Camping
Tent campgrounds Tent campgrounds
Trailer campgrounds Trailer campgrounds
Fishing
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout
Hunting
Deer hunting Deer hunting
Duck hunting Duck hunting
Elk hunting Elk hunting
Goose hunting Goose hunting

Grouse hunting Grouse hunting
Small game hunting Small game hunting

Other Amenities
Hiking Trails Hiking Trails
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms
Wildlife viewing Wildlife viewing
Water Sports Related
Boat Ramp Boat Ramp
Fishing Fishing
Sun and Moon information for Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area
Sunrise Information Sunset Information Moon Information
Sunset
Dawn: 6:59 AM
Sunrise: 7:30 AM
Sunset
Sunset: 4:49 PM
Dusk: 5:20 PM

Moonrise: 6:47 AM
Moonset: 4:59 PM
Moon Phase: 0.28 % Illuminated
Moon Phase: New Moon
Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise and Moonset times are approximates
for "Mountain Standard Time" for "21-Dec-2014"

 Below are Sun and Moon information for the next seven days for 'Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area':
Info for:
22-Dec-2014
Dawn: 06:59 AM
Sunrise: 07:30 AM
Sunset: 04:49 PM
Dusk: 05:20 PM

Moon Illumination:
1 %

Best Hunting:
11:53 AM
to
01:53 PM
- and -
11:28 PM
to
01:28 AM

Best Fishing:
03:23 PM
to
05:23 PM
- and -
02:58 AM
to
04:58 AM
Info for:
23-Dec-2014
Dawn: 07:00 AM
Sunrise: 07:30 AM
Sunset: 04:50 PM
Dusk: 05:21 PM

Moon Illumination:
4 %

Best Hunting:
12:53 PM
to
02:53 PM
- and -
12:28 AM
to
02:28 AM

Best Fishing:
04:23 PM
to
06:23 PM
- and -
03:58 AM
to
05:58 AM
Info for:
24-Dec-2014
Dawn: 07:00 AM
Sunrise: 07:31 AM
Sunset: 04:51 PM
Dusk: 05:22 PM

Moon Illumination:
10 %

Best Hunting:
01:51 PM
to
03:51 PM
- and -
01:26 AM
to
03:26 AM

Best Fishing:
05:21 PM
to
07:21 PM
- and -
04:56 AM
to
06:56 AM
Info for:
25-Dec-2014
Dawn: 07:00 AM
Sunrise: 07:31 AM
Sunset: 04:51 PM
Dusk: 05:22 PM

Moon Illumination:
18 %

Best Hunting:
02:47 PM
to
04:47 PM
- and -
02:22 AM
to
04:22 AM

Best Fishing:
06:17 PM
to
08:17 PM
- and -
05:52 AM
to
07:52 AM
Info for:
26-Dec-2014
Dawn: 07:01 AM
Sunrise: 07:32 AM
Sunset: 04:52 PM
Dusk: 05:23 PM

Moon Illumination:
28 %

Best Hunting:
03:41 PM
to
05:41 PM
- and -
03:16 AM
to
05:16 AM

Best Fishing:
07:11 PM
to
09:11 PM
- and -
06:46 AM
to
08:46 AM
Info for:
27-Dec-2014
Dawn: 07:01 AM
Sunrise: 07:32 AM
Sunset: 04:53 PM
Dusk: 05:23 PM

Moon Illumination:
39 %

Best Hunting:
04:33 PM
to
06:33 PM
- and -
04:08 AM
to
06:08 AM

Best Fishing:
08:03 PM
to
10:03 PM
- and -
07:38 AM
to
09:38 AM
Info for:
28-Dec-2014
Dawn: 07:01 AM
Sunrise: 07:32 AM
Sunset: 04:53 PM
Dusk: 05:24 PM

Moon Illumination:
50 %

Best Hunting:
05:24 PM
to
07:24 PM
- and -
04:59 AM
to
06:59 AM

Best Fishing:
08:54 PM
to
10:54 PM
- and -
08:29 AM
to
10:29 AM
Weather Information for Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area
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