We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Steamboat Lake State Park

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 61105 Routt County Road 129, Clark, CO 80428
Phone Number: 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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 49
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
  • 4
  • 1

Steamboat Lake is a great venue for a bike ride or walk. There is a well maintained path along the shore of the lake. The scenery and views are a postcard.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob S
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 96: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steamboat Lake is a great venue for a bike ride or walk. There is a well maintained path along the shore of the lake. The scenery and views are a postcard.

Thank Rob S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Just returned from a 4-day camping trip at the lake. Our first visit to the park. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to return. Stayed at Yarrow Loop, close to the water for all day fishing! The park employees we met, Natalie (office) and Clayton (Ranger) could not have been nicer. They were cheerful, eager to suggest ideas... More 

1 Thank cindyrella2u
Lindstrom, Minnesota
Level Contributor
78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Such a beautiful lake nestled at the base of Hahn's Peak. We walked along the lake, nice easy walk and took gorgeous photos of the area.

1 Thank Amy S
Arvada, Colorado
Level Contributor
140 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The drive into Steamboat Lake SP and Pearl Lake SP from Steamboat Springs is about 27 miles. If you want a smaller venue and you can dry camp, do check out Pearl Lake. The campground is more primitive than the Steamboat Lake campgrounds but it's still really charming and Pearl Lake is perfect for kayaks, canoes, and fishing. It's also... More 

3 Thank Gr8Accountant
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

There's a nice nature trail with good signage and views of the lake. Another trail that leads from the visitor center across the main road that takes you past the old miner's village that has all new cabins now. It then goes past a historical marker about the gold mine that was there.

Thank Bob L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Pearl Lake is worth the $7 fee to enter the park. Just two miles on a well groomed dirt road you are nestled in he mountains. Great spot for a picnic! Bathrooms and trash areas. Dip into the lake too!

Thank gmdavila4713
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
348 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Both Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake have their own Colorado State Parks and are only a few miles apart on the same road out of Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Lake is bigger and perhaps more majestic, as you can see higher peaks. But is also has more people and is less attractive to me as a lake and park. Since there... More 

1 Thank Douglas T
Level Contributor
159 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Tombstone Trail is a nice easy hike. The area around is beautiful to look at. The visitor's center is very nice. Saw nesting osprey, mountain bluebirds, hummingbirds. There are a couple of other trails but they aren't quite as scenic and end up taking you next to the road with no shade, it would be nice to have a... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time at Steamboat Lake State Park. We have LOTS of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, boating, fishing, swimming, bike riding, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. It sounds like you were most interested in hiking. Our Willow Creek Trail does have a section that takes hikers... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a truly beautiful and awesome park you must see! We walked the Tombstone Trail, which is very easy. Great views from this trail and a brochure with numbered points of interest. Ate our picnic lunch at one of the many picnic tables and a doe strolled 20 yards from us! We biked the Willow Creek Trail to the... More 

Thank mauisunset2000
denver, colorado
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Steamboat lake state is a piece of heaven on earth. In fact the entire area is a favorite. Must stop at the general store in Clark for ice cream

Thank sunsetgirl4

Travelers who viewed Steamboat Lake State Park also viewed


Been to Steamboat Lake State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Steamboat Lake State Park and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Steamboat Lake State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?