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Steamboat Lake State Park

61105 County Road 129, Clark, CO 80428-9711
+1 970-879-3922
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Loved this quiet lake

We took a day out to this lake. (It's about 45 minutes from town) It was such a beautiful drive in... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
via mobile
20 miles from downtown Steamboat

There is an entrance fee because it is a state park. I believe it was $7 for the day. We were there... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Susan A
Ardsley, New York
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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61105 County Road 129, Clark, CO 80428-9711
+1 970-879-3922
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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
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Steamboat Lake is a great place to camp with clean facilities. The beach is nice and great for kids. We stayed over July 4th and crowds were very manageable. Water, Ice, and wood are available within the camp. We will stay here again.

Thank John T
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We went here for fireworks one night and to hang out at the lake the next day. The beach area is small but lovely. There is a place to get some refreshments.

Thank webtravelreview
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This park has the most breathtaking views all around. Access around the whole lake to enjoy however you want. Boat rentals available. Hiking trails. Camping and cabins for overnight stays. We rented fishing poles, bought fishing licenses and a park pass, and spent the entire...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We made reservations ahead of time and enjoyed a great camp spot in Sunrise Vista Campground. From what I could tell, all of the campsites were nice with nice views in mind. There was room for our (34 foot) RV and a tent on our...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Even with the large pine trees removed - this place is very nice. Reservations are required to camp, but it's worth the hassle.

Thank mrdonlogan
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...More

1  Thank pickyfromYorkshire
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.More

Thank Boystowtraveler
Julie A, Manager at Steamboat Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Sorry we didn't meet your expectations. If you're in the area again, we would be more than happy to point you in the right direction for what you are looking for. We have several trails on the Park but also have maps for endless hiking...More

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Questions & Answers
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.