Hunting and Fishing at
Lake Dorothey State Wildlife Area
in Las Animas County, Colorado

Lake Dorothey State Wildlife Area, Colorado
Coming to Lake Dorothey from the south

From Raton, NM, take NM Highway 72 & 526, 7 miles to Sugarite Canyon. Go north 5 miles to property
ACRES: 4,500
WILDLIFE: Deer, elk, turkey, black bear
FISHING: Coldwater lake, coldwater stream - artificial flies and lures only!
ACCESS: By foot or horseback only from established parking areas.

  • Camping prohibited within 200 yards of Lake Dorothey or 100 feet of any stream except in designated areas.
  • Only hunting with shotguns and bows allowed.
  • Big game hunting allowed only with archery.
  • No trapping allowed.
  • Foot or horseback access only from established parking areas.
Lake Dorothey
Looking north across Lake Dorothey, from the dam
Lake Dorothey dam
Looking west across the dam
valley below Lake Dorthey dam
The valley below the dam
Lake Maloya
Lake Maloya to the south, from the foot trail to the dam logo