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Steamboat Lake State Park

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Address: 61105 County Road 129, Clark, CO 80428-9711
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+1 970-879-3922

A year-round destination, this beautiful state park offers a multitude of...

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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A beautiful peaceful place to visit in September

We drove here from Steamboat Springs and had a great visit. The Ranger at the Visitor Center was very helpful and we enjoyed walking the Tombstone Nature Trail. Being sea level... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We drove here from Steamboat Springs and had a great visit. The Ranger at the Visitor Center was very helpful and we enjoyed walking the Tombstone Nature Trail. Being sea level landlubbers at home (and over 65) we find strenuous hiking at high altitude too much for us but we enjoyed this walk and found it well within our capability.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went expecting a good deal but found it rather disappointing. Lake area with trailers, some boats and not a lot of great trails.

Thank Boystowtraveler
Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This place is awesome! We went simply to check out the fall colors but there is obviously so much more to do here. The fall colors were simply amazing by the way (perhaps the most variety we have ever seen in Colorado). Anyway, there is tons of camping available and obviously the lake to float, paddle, boat and/or fish. It's... More 

1 Thank jrog9832
Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Although the marina seems to have closed for the season, we enjoyed the views surrounding the lake. Would love to visit again and take the time to rent a boat or especially, to view the hot air balloon festival. The drive up was full of fall's finest colors.

1 Thank Nancy H
Grand Bahama Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It's been 8 years since we've gathered here for a week of hunting and fishing. Well things have certainly changed. Japanese beetles required many trees to be cut down, leaving the once shady camp ground a bare treeless landscape. The Beaver ponds that I once fished are gone, leaving the lake the only fishing option...and not my kind of fishing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Grandiose views, pure air, endless options to live in the real Rockies, untouched and untamed. The lake is wonderful. Room for motorized and non-motorized toys. Simply put: The ultimate camping experience in a State park.

1 Thank Babofzerockies
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is the most popular park in Colorado. You can camp, boat, hike, rent horses across the road, listen to lectures from the park rangers and see more stars than you will believe. The marina is nice and the staff always helpful.

1 Thank Btwitched
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

NO SHADE , bring a awning ( trees were cut down due to bugs) Love the Fishing caught many fish ( but make sure you have a license) also you have to pay 7.00 extra per day plus your campsite! Some spots have electric and water others just water

1 Thank mariondrew
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

After 2 nights oat Stagecoach SP we galavanted up to Steamboat Lake SP for an addt'l 2 nites.(Aug 2 and Aug 3). We made reservations beforehand and I guess we were lucky to even get a site. We were in the DUTCH HILL CG....Wheeler Loop...site 132. Again......we kayaked on the Lake and it was NOT filled with the am't of... More 

Thank morewierd
Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We spent a Saturday afternoon at the beach near the Marina in July. It cost $7 to get into the State Park. We backed into a parking space up against the beachfront and tail-gated out the back for a picnic. Grandkids played in the lake; we joined in on inner tubes. Beach is a mix of sand and gravel and... More 

Thank Joan J

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