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  • Phone: 970-328-8698
    Fax: 970-328-7185

    Open Space
    P.O. Box 179
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631


     


Duck Pond Open Space grand opening on April 22

Contact: Toby Sprunk, Open Space Director,at 970-328-8698 or toby.sprunk@eaglecounty.us.

April 14, 2015 – Eagle County will celebrate the formal grand opening of the Duck Pond Open Space at 3 p.m. April 22. While Duck Pond has been available for public use since 2011, recently completed improvements include a new boat ramp, parking area, driveway, picnic area and restroom. In addition, a portion of the Eagle Valley Trail has been constructed through the property.

Located on the Eagle River between Gypsum and Dotsero, the 55-acre Duck Pond serves mainly as a takeout for boaters and anglers coming from upstream launch points. A designated area will also be available for duck hunting; call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 970-947-2920 for information on hunting and fishing licenses. The Eagle Valley Land Trust holds a conservation easement which permanently protects the parcel.

The river access improvements at Duck Pond are the first to be completed by the Eagle County Open Space Program on the Eagle River. The program has already developed four boat ramps and a primitive access point on the Colorado River. For more information, call Open Space Director Toby Sprunk at 970-328-8698.