Hunting and Fishing on
State Trust Lands and Wildlife Areas
in Alamosa County, Colorado

Elk in the meadow
Chatting across the back fence
Alamosa County State Trust Lands
Medano - GMU 82

Alamosa County State Wildlife Areas
Playa Blanca
San Luis Lakes


13 miles north of Alamosa on Highway 17, turn and go east 8 miles on Lane 6N to San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area. Or, 17 miles north of Alamosa, turn and go east 4 miles on Twelve Mile Lane.
ACRES: 20,605
OPEN: September 1 to February 28
RESTRICTIONS: Hunting for cow elk only; all hunts allowed through hunt coodinator only, call DOW office in Monte Vista: 719-587-6900; foot or horseback access only.Back to top of page

State Wildlife Areas


Permit required September 1 through February 14 (Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, holidays only), closed February 15 to July 15 to protect nesting birds, area wildlife manager may authorize special educational or scientific uses during closures. Call 719-587-6923 for details.Back to top of page

Playa Blanca

Public access in designated areas on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only, November 1 to January 30.Back to top of page
San Luis Lakes

From Alamosa go 13 miles north on Highway 17 to Sand Dunes Monument Road, then 8 miles east to access road, then 1/4 mile north to property. See also San Luis Lakes State Park
HUNTING: Waterfowl, dove
FISHING: coldwater lake
RECREATION: wildlife observation
FACILITIES: boat ramp, parking areas
RESTRICTIONS: Boating prohibited north of buoy line; access prohibited north of buoy line and east-west fence line Feb. 15 - July 15; camping prohibited north of buoy line and east-west fence line.

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