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Steamboat Lake State Park

61105 County Road 129, Clark, CO 80428-9711
+1 970-879-3922
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Great campground

This is a great place for an easy weekend getaway. It's not exactly secluded and there are plenty... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jimmy D
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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One of our favorite places!

We visited Steamboat Lake State Park years ago and were anxious to visit again. The Visitor Center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Crittenden, Kentucky
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A year-round destination, this beautiful state park offers a multitude of recreational activities from cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter to camping, hiking, biking and boating in the summer. The natural setting is highlighted by the beautiful scenery of Sand Mountain and Hahn's Peak bordering this 1055 acre lake. At 8000 feet in elevation, Colorado mountain wildflowers and wildlife are abundant. Our trail system allows you and your family to see nature up close. The campgrounds of 188 campsites allows you to experience the beauty of the outdoors and still have the comfort of modern amenities and facilities.
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61105 County Road 129, Clark, CO 80428-9711
+1 970-879-3922
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place for an easy weekend getaway. It's not exactly secluded and there are plenty of families with kids but it's a great home base if you want to explore Steamboat and Routt National Forest. Tip: get your firewood at the Hahn...More

Thank Jimmy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Steamboat Lake State Park years ago and were anxious to visit again. The Visitor Center is nice and informative. Their are lots of lovely flat trails that are very dog friendly (on leash of course), and there were a number of fishermen enjoying...More

Thank Rimrock52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I (wife with two boys ages 8 & 6) stayed in the Arnica Loop, site #45, tent only pull through which was located right across from the Host. This site had a limited view of the lake with a steep hill, through...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beutiful views. Few picnic tables. The beach area doesnt have much sand. They have small cabins for rent. Good for family trips. Very clean. Try to avoid weekends because it gets too crowded.

Thank sheypr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our hike on Tombstone Nature Trail. It's a short 1.1 mile trail, yet there are amazing views of Hahn's Peak and Steamboat Lake, and many deer/wildlife and wild flowers to see. (I even saw a fawn nursing from its momma!) As a bonus,...More

Thank karenronhoge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We camped here for 3 nights in one of the tent-only sites on the Bridge island loop. These sites have very little shade (bring a canopy if you have one), but the views are stunning. For the tent sites, you must park your car in...More

Thank jenniferlT421TA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go to Pearl Lake, it is less crowded, no boats too. It's only a few miles from Steamboat lake. Get there in the morning too, around 10am. I think it was Adventure Sports that rented kayaks, paddle boards and canoes. Great morning adventure!

Thank beecheekeen4
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We took a day out to this lake. (It's about 45 minutes from town) It was such a beautiful drive in the country. You have to stop at the visitors center to buy a parking pass BEFORE heading to the marina. The pass is $7...More

Thank Kidsgrowing
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There is an entrance fee because it is a state park. I believe it was $7 for the day. We were there less than an hour. There is a flat dirt path that goes around the park but not really close to the lake We...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 9 July 2017

What a pristine place to hike, fish, picnic, swim or boat! The staff is very friendly at the marina, and there are lots of great hiking trails around the lake. Beautiful wildflowers too.

Thank Polly T
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Julie A | Property representative |
Yes, they are. Paddleboards are considered a "vessel" so you must at least carry a life jacket for everyone on board and have a whistle. Kids under 13 must wear their life jacket.
21 November 2016|
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Response from Julie A | Property representative |
The Wheeler Family homesteaded the area in 1921 with three children. The area they lived is mostly covered by the lake now. The marker talks about how they made a life despite the harsh winters and survived on grouse and... More
Mike K
18 January 2016|
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Response from Julie A | Property representative |
The winter sites are never full. You'll always have a spot. Feel free to call the Visitor Center to check.