Kiowa County

Kiowa County

Kiowa County is located in the Southeastern edge of Colorado, bordered by Kansas.  The county is 1,786 square miles with an average elevation of 4,300 feet.  Kiowa County boasts wide open, scenic spaces and is the home of the Great Plains Reservoirs bearing Cheyenne Indian names. Neesopah, Neegronda, Neenoshe, and Neeskah, located just to the south of Eads. These are part of the Queens State Wildlife Area. South of Haswell is Adobe Creek Reservoir or ‘Blue Lake’.  There is also an 8 acre fishing pond in the Kiowa Creek Natural Area, ¾ mile south of Eads.

Covering close to one million acres, Kiowa County farms grow wheat, millet, grain sorghum, sunflowers and corn and raise cattle, goats, sheep, horses and swine.  Area granaries have the capacity to store up to five million bushels of grain.1

Residents and visitors also enjoy investigating the county’s recreation areas.  The five reservoirs draw birdwatchers, boaters, fisherman, wildlife enthusiasts and hunters from across the state.

Current Projects

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

CEDS We are at the beginning of our process to update the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). We know from the previous CEDS and from existing strategic studies that the issue of broadband access will be an important priority. Here is a high level conceptual discussion of the issue. We will use this part

County Economic Profiles

2017 Kiowa County Profile
2020 Chaffee County Profile (Coming Soon)