Duck Pond Open Space completes recent upgrades
EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County will celebrate the formal grand opening of the Duck Pond Open Space at 3 p.m. on 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 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, permanently protecting 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.