Sage Hen gets restricted acess

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Sage Hen gets restricted acess

Area closed to camping, now mussel scare limits motorized
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

What used to be Snake Island in the middle of the Sage Hen area is accessible by land when McPhee Reservior is at low levels. The island was named when the reservior filled and snakes kept moving to higher ground not realizing the area would be surrounded by water. The first few years the island had lots of snakes but they eventually all disappeared as their food supply was used up.
Jim Mimiaga/The Journal

The Forest Service restroom at Sage Hen near Dolores was torn down due to continued vandalism.

Sage Hen gets restricted acess

Sam Green/Cortez Journal

What used to be Snake Island in the middle of the Sage Hen area is accessible by land when McPhee Reservior is at low levels. The island was named when the reservior filled and snakes kept moving to higher ground not realizing the area would be surrounded by water. The first few years the island had lots of snakes but they eventually all disappeared as their food supply was used up.
Jim Mimiaga/The Journal

The Forest Service restroom at Sage Hen near Dolores was torn down due to continued vandalism.
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