Did you know there are 4 State Parks within close proximity to Steamboat? Take a day trip and enjoy all they have to offer and explore the beauty of the surrounding area.
Steamboat Lake State Park:
Located 27 miles north of Steamboat up Routt County Road 129, Steamboat Lake is one of the jewels of Colorado. The 4.4 square mile lake is surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas, a dormant volcano and the historic gold mining village of Hahns Peak. The park offers fishing, biking, hiking, boating and picnicking. There is a full service marina where you can rent a boat and there is a swim beach for enjoying the Colorado sunshine. Paddle boarding and kayaking are also popular activities.
During the winter enjoy ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing surrounded by peaceful snowcapped mountains.
Getting There: Take US 40 West to Routt County Road 129. Park is on the left after 27 miles.
Pearl Lake State Park:
Pearl Lake State Park is located 21 miles north of Steamboat Springs. Its one of the less visited state parks in the area. The 167 acre lake overlooks Farwell Mountain and has amazing views. Visitors to the lake will enjoy fly and lure fishing for cutthroat trout. There is a hiking trail around the lake that connects to some of the nearby national forest trails. Since the lake does not allow motorized boats, it is a very popular destination for paddle boarding.
In the winter you can enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling and icefishing.
Getting There: Take US 40 West to Routt County Road 129. Take a right on Routt County Road 209 (Pearl Lake Road) and go two miles.
Stagecoach State Park:
Stagecoach is a boating and fishing mecca in Routt County. Located to the south of Steamboat, this reservoir is known for having fish of record breaking size. Locals and visitors alike flock to the park for boating, fishing, paddle boarding, hiking and biking. There is a full service marina where you can rent boats, picnic areas, horseshoe pits and a swim beach.
In the winter enjoy ice fishing, cross country skiing and dog sledding.
Getting There: Take US 40 East to 131 S. Take a left onto County Road 14. Park is on the left.
Yampa River State Park:
Yampa River State Park encompasses a 134 mile stretch of the Yampa River stretching from Hayden to Dinosaur National Monument with many river access points for fishing, swimming, kayaking, picnicking and rafting. The headquarters has a visitor center and nature trail.
Getting There: The park headquarters is located on US 40 just West of Hayden.
A daily or annual Colorado State Parks pass is required for entry to any of the parks above.