We are located in the heart of Colorado’s “Golden Triangle,” which attracts large concentrations of migratory birds and waterfowl.
The Teal Lodge sits in the “Golden Triangle” between three major reservoirs, the distinctive landscape and surroundings of our lodge attracts large concentrations of migratory birds and waterfowl.
Included on the 1000+ acre property are over 20 ponds that house an array of wildlife for hunting, bird-watching and photography. Wetland areas encompass over 580 acres that are surrounded by rolling sand hills of native sage.
- 1000 acre property overall
- 580 acre of mixed wetlands
- Over 20 ponds fed by a water augmentation program
- 120 acres of cultivated cropland
- Miles of juniper tree lines
- Short grass prairie
The property is located in on the northeastern plains of Colorado in Morgan County just north of the small town of Orchard.
- 3.5 miles north of the South Platte River
- 1.5 miles west of Jackson Reservoir
- 70 miles northeast of Denver (via I-76)
- 44 miles east of Greeley (via US-34)
As a year-round working farm, we do not have regular public hours, but instead open the property during our hunting and special events.
We often get many questions about the history of the buildings and ponds on our property.
The original log cabin was built in the late 1970’s and 80’s. We added major additions around the lodge in the early 2000’s.
The property is fed water by the Riverside Ditch, which runs through the center of our property. From that ditch, we have an augmentation system which feeds the man-made ponds throughout our property.
When excess water is available, it’s directed to our ponds as a benefit to the state and river. This works to restore water to the ponds when it’s abundant, and acts as a time release recharge to the South Platte River, as the stored water percolates through the aquifer. Priority for the water use goes to farmers and so during drought years, the total number of ponds and water levels may be reduced.