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Steamboat Lake State Park

61105 Routt County Road 129, Steamboat Springs, CO 80428
970-879-3922
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Fishing
Owner description: A year-round destination, this beautiful state park offers a multitude of recreational activities from cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Evergreen, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had two families vacationing in Steamboat and decided to rent a pontoon one day. Scheduled four hours and ended up extending it. It was a little pricey but worth it. The boat was in really nice, in good shape and clean and had a grill. The staff was very friendly, helped us load all our stuff, and give us... More

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Maxwelton, wa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A few miles out of Steamboat Springs. A very relaxing pontoon boat on Steamboat lake. Very accommodating people and a relaxing afternoon.

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Highlands Ranch
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Were vacationing in Steamboat and on the advice of a friend decided to rent a pontoon boat for a couple of hours. They even had one with a gas grill. A two hour rental was a couple of hundred dollars but it was very relaxing just cruising around the lake. And a couple of hours is a perfect amount of... More

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Fraser, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

the scenery was gorgeous, it was nice to escape and just fall asleep to the sounds of the wild. It is really close to Steamboat CO, and there are some great shops close by in case you forgot any supplies. Go to Clarks the people there are helpful and funny.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was really disappointed with the camping in the Wheeler Loop. This is the second year we camped there in July and there were groups of loud people with lots of screaming both times. There was a big party tent set up somewhere on the property, and we could here a DJ and a loud speaker announcer until at least... More

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Julie A, Manager at Steamboat Lake State Park, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your camping experience in the Wheeler Loop. I agree that July is our busiest month and our campgrounds are usually full of many people. It can be noisy at times with everyone trying to enjoy their vacation in their own way. Our ranger staff does try to make sure that we patrol and... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took the drive to Steamboat Lake not knowing what to expect. The drive was gorgeous and setting for the Lake was beautiful. Lots of camping in the area. Next time we would allow 1/2 day to rent a boat and venture out on the lake for a couple of hours. Just Beautiful!

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Julie A, Manager at Steamboat Lake State Park, responded to this review

Thanks for providing your review. I am glad that you enjoyed our beautiful park and hope you come spend some more time with us in the future! More

Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This park is worth the 45 minute drive from Steamboat. The drive is beautifful with meadows of Mules Ears flowers in the summer. They are boat rentals, camp sites and cabins but the best part is the home fudge that is available at the Marina. That alone is worth the drive.

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Houston
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were able to do several trails with our young children and enjoyed them very much. There were lots of beautiful flowers and mountain views. We wished we had brought our swim suits because we were only able to wade in the refreshing lake. The kids also wanted me to mention the great parks program where they we're able to... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Small lake but lots to do. The diseased lodgepole pines have been removed so there is less privacy at the campsites. It's still beautiful.

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Julie A, Manager at Steamboat Lake State Park, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Come back and see us again soon. More

Parker, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

20 some miles from Steamboat Springs but very worth the drive. I have lived in Colorado for 25 years and this was my first visit to this area and was stunned. Will go back and spend more time.

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