National Natural Landmarks

Russell Lakes

Russell Lakes
Russell Lakes. Photo by S. Hutchison.

The most extensive bulrush marsh in Colorado, Russell Lakes represents one of the few remaining large, high-altitude, alkaline marshes in the southern Rocky Mountains. The site supports large numbers of flora and fauna and is an outstanding resting and breeding site for waterfowl.

Location: Saguache County, CO ; Saguache County, CO

Year designated: 1975

Acres: 2,306

Ownership: Federal, Private

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