The City of Loveland opened the Morey Wildlife Reserve to the public in May 2008. Morey Wildlife Reserve is located near the Big Thompson River, just west of Mariana Butte Golf Course. The city purchased the 27.5-acre natural area in 2000. The Open Lands Division and the previous owner conducted reclamation and restoration activities prior to opening the property to the public. An adjacent 5.7-acre parcel was purchased in 2013, bringing the total sizeto 33.2 acres. Morey Wildlife Reserve is managed by the City of Loveland, Parks and Recreation Department, Open Lands Division. A soft-surface trail allows access to the north end of the pond and back. Allowed uses include passive recreation activities, providing excellent opportunities for bird watching, wildlife observation, nature study, and environmental education. To protect the property’s sensitive natural resources, dogs and other domestic animals are prohibited on the property at all times. Hunting, fishing, jogging, and bicycling are also prohibited. The site is open for walk-in access from sunrise to sunset. Volunteer trail hosts are available on-site at various times to answer questions and provide visitor information.
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