Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson

Ramsay-Shockey Open Space Conditions

Report last updated: 5/10/2017

Current Conditions

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Juvenile Bald Eagle Ice Fishing at Pinewood Reservoir Photo by Ranger A. Louie
Park situation

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Ramsay-Shockey is a great open space to escape the crowds! You can pick up an Interpretive Guide brochure for the Shoshone Trail at the Ramsay-Shockey Trailhead kiosk.

Please remember a Daily Vehicle Permit is needed to access this open space. A permit can be purchased from a self-serve kiosk located at either entrance to Carter Lake. A permit can also be purchased at the Natural Resources Administrative Office, located near the north Carter Lake entrance, at 1800 S. County Road 31, Loveland, CO 80537.

Weather conditions can change rapidly. Dress in layers, carry extra clothing and be prepared for cold and wet weather.

Raptor/Bird Sightings
Ravens, crows, red-tailed hawks, spotted towhees, yellow-breasted chats, pygmy nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, wood pewees, common mergansers and the occasional golden eagle have been spotted along the trails and reservoir.

Keep an eye out for fishing osprey when in the area!

Mule deer, mountain lion, elk, coyote, fox and black bear frequent this open space.

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