Hunting and Fishing on
State Wildlife Areas
in Pitkin County, Colorado

West Spanish Peak in the fall

Pitkin County State Wildlife Areas
Coke Ovens


Toner Unit: Go 3.2 miles east of Basalt on USFS Road 105 (Fryingpan Road) to signs, then turn north and follow signs.
Christine Unit: Go 1/2 mile west of Basalt on old Highway 82 (Two Rivers Road) to Homestead Drive, then go north to access road.
ACRES: Toner Unit: 2,577; Christine Unit: 2,230.
OPEN: April 16 to November 30, except rifle ranges and on Lake Christine.
HUNTING: Elk, deer, bighorn sheep, blue grouse.
FISHING: Coldwater stream, coldwater lake
RECREATION: Wildlife observation, picnicking.
FACILITIES: Shooting range

  • No alcohol on shooting range
  • No boating or water activities allowed on Lake Christine.
  • No camping within 1/4 mile of Fryingpan River.
  • No camping except from 3 days before to 3 days after regular and late big game hunting seasons.
  • No fires and no mountain bikes allowed.
  • No dogs allowed except during authorized field trails in August and September only.

Coke Ovens

Go 30 miles east of Basalt on Fryingpan River Road (USFS Road 105).
ACRES: 330
HUNTING: Big game, small game
RECREATION: Wildlife observation

Elk in a meadow
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