Description - Hawk Springs reservoir boasts a blue heron rookery, including birds such as the blue-winged and green-winged teal, gadwall, pintail, wood duck, and great horned owl. Fishermen have long known that fishing is good at Hawk Springs. Game fish include walleye, largemouth bass and channel catfish. Winter ice fishing is also good at the park.
- There are 24 camping units, comfort stations, and accommodations for trailers. A boat ramp and parking area are available.
Recreation - Game and fish questions can be addressed to the local game wardens: Lingle, 307-837-2840 or Torrington, 307-532-2433.
Climate - As throughout the Rocky Mountains, the climate varies drastically depending on elevation. Summers generally offer warm clear days with cool nights. Afternoon thunderstorms are often a possibility in the summer. In the winter, sunshine, with plenty of snow in the higher elevations, are ideal for winter activities. Harsh weather - including wind, cold, and snow - is possible throughout the winter and even throughout the year, in the highest elevations.
Hawk Springs Recreational Area is located by taking U.S.Highway 85 then State Route 151, 39 miles from Torrington and 45 miles from Cheyenne.