The Sedgwick County area offers ample opportunities for the avid outdoors person. Jumbo Reservoir is just minutes from town, and is a hot spot for recreational activities through all the seasons. There are many scenic opportunities at the river too.
With the area and local museums there is plenty to see and explore. You'll want to make sure you chat with the locals for all the hidden getaways.
Heading to Sturgis? Stop in Sedgwick, Exit 165 of I-76. We have cold beverages, food and you're welcome to camp in our park.
Museums of Sedgwick County
Sedgwick Jail House Museum
Open on Wednesdays!
Address: 120 Main Avenue in Sedgwick, Colorado
Contact Nancy at 970.463.5765 for more information.
The building that houses the Jailhouse Museum was built in 1930 and served as the jail and town hall from 1931 until 1997. Currently, the building is under renovation and isn't ready for visitors yet. We'll keep you posted as to when the Museum will be opening, so stay tuned.
Depot Museum (Currently Under Renovation)
Address: 201 West 1st Street
Learn the history of Fort Sedgwick, Union Pacific Railroad, Pony Express, Native Americans and early pioneers through artifacts and memorabilia on display.
WINTER HOURS: Closed Mondays; Open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; By appointment only on Saturdays & Sundays
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Old Ford Garage
Fort Sedgwick Museum & Archives
Fort Sedgwick Park
South Platte River Trail
Hunting & Fishing in Sedgwick County
Sedgwick Bar State Wildlife Area
From Sedgwick go 2 miles northeast on Highway 138 to access road; then 1/2 mile south.
Choose to hike and observe the wildlife, or hunt deer, rabbit, squrrel, pheasant, bobwhite quarl, doves, waterfowl and turkey, which are in abundant supply.
Camping is not allowed. For other restrictions, click here.
Activities include fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting and wildlife viewing.
The reservior is stocked with bass, black bass, bluefill, carp, catfish, perch, rainbow trout to name a few.
The spacious campgrounds around Jumbo Reservoir offer shaded picnic areas, restroom facilities and cool, clean drinking water.
Other things to do in Sedgwick County
Sedgwick County Golf
Address: 2 Miles north of Julesburg, Colorado
Public 9 hole regulation golf course.
Julesburg Drag Strip
Address: On US Highway 138 west of Julesburg, Colorado