San Luis Wildlife
Clark's Grebe on San Luis Lake
The combination of wetlands, lakes and dry valley floor environments provides a fantastic wildlife viewing and recreation area. Migratory waterfowl and other birds are frequent visitors to these tranquil waters. Coyotes, kangaroo rats and rabbits are common sight in the surrounding dunes. Elk, songbirds, raptors, reptiles and amphibians all find refuge in this unlikely riparian oasis hidden in the low dunes of the San Luis Valley.
The protected lands of the 2,054-acre park and wildlife area preserve critically-important habitat for unusual flora and fauna. Park facilities have been carefully planned to minimize the disruption and impact of visitors to these species. The fragile dune environment is damaged easily. Please obey all access restrictions to provide undisturbed habitat for our rare plants and wildlife.