South Willow Creek/Roxborough State Park Addition

The South Willow Creek property is 590-acre addition to Roxborough State Park on the southeast side. Colorado State Parks, Great Outdoors Colorado, and Douglas County realized the value of this land and collaborated to place a conservation easement on the property.

South Willow Creek is characterized by mixed grassland and outcroppings of the Dakota Hogback forested with ponderosa pine, Gambel oak, and mountain mahogany shrubland species.

Year protected: 1997
Acreage: 390
Land Category: Preserve/ Wildlife habitat
Conservation Tool: Fee Title – addition to Roxborough State Park
Cost: $500,000 Great Outdoors Colorado, $350,000 Colorado State Parks, $350,000 Douglas County
Partners: Douglas County, The Conservation Fund,
Location: Southeast part of Roxborough State Park; access from Roxborough State Park or Sharptail Trail Open Space trailhead.