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Steamboat Lake State Park

61105 County Road 129, Clark, CO 80428-9711
+1 970-879-3922
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Exposed, overly regulated, crowded

We were here earlier this summer with friends who wanted to do water sport activities. There is not... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
Utia S
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Slow Action - Nice Fat Fish

I had a wonderful time fishing in July also and found the action slow, but, I did manage to get... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Thomas V L
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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61105 County Road 129, Clark, CO 80428-9711
+1 970-879-3922
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

We were here earlier this summer with friends who wanted to do water sport activities. There is not much shade, it's noisy and the people that work here were rude. Not recommended.More

1  Thank Utia S
Julie A, Manager at Steamboat Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Hi, I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience this summer. I admit that Steamboat Lake is very popular in summer and can be pretty busy. However our staff works hard to maintain smooth operations and good customer service to help everyone have a...More

Reviewed October 7, 2017

I had a wonderful time fishing in July also and found the action slow, but, I did manage to get into a couple of very nice rainbows. These fish eat well and had a lot of fight in them. Going again this Monday, can’t wait...More

Thank Thomas V L
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This is a very nice, clean state park with several campgrounds - both tent and RV. We visited with our RV in the "main" campground, Dutch Hill. The sites are very spread out and roomy. No shade to speak of (Most of the pines were...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We went to the lake at sunset after our hike to hahns peak..what an amazing view..sunset, mountains and wildflowers. We saw an entire family of deer. The park is well maintained and we were not charged to play in the lake. We saw people boating...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed August 21, 2017 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 August 9, 2017 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 August 1, 2017

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

1  Thank Tim H
Reviewed July 30, 2017 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 July 30, 2017

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 July 22, 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
July 16, 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.
November 21, 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
January 18, 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.