Lake Avery…

Ready to host visitors now that the weather has gotten warmer is the Lake Avery picnic area, just off County Road 8, roughly 21 miles east of Meeker. The picnic areas are clean and feature barbecue grills at each site, the restrooms are open and have been cleaned and the docks are in place so boats can launch and folks can spend an entire day enjoying the fun and sun.

Spillway…

What a difference 100 feet makes. Above is the Lake Avery spillway, which is running high into the concrete pond at the bottom of the spillway, where the water is overflowing and rushing toward the White River. Meanwhile, up on lake itself, some ice remains, but there is now open water between the shore and the ice on the lake.

Spring…

These four elk, just west of Lake Avery on Sunday, were relaxed and enjoying the beautiful green grasses available to them in the meadows and fields for several miles up County Road 8. Other groups of elk and deer were scattered through the entire White River Valley from above Buford and almost all the way into Meeker.

Lake Avery fishing…

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This couple was taking advantage of the windless, 55-degree temperatures at Lake Avery on Sunday afternoon to try their luck fishing from the boat launch on the east end of the lake.

Hey, foxy lady…

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Mama fox ran off, but two of her four kit foxes remained at play outside their den Friday amid meadow land along County Road 8, not far from Lake Avery.