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Steamboat Lake State Park

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Address: 61105 County Road 129, Clark, CO 80428-9711
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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.

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Just Beautiful!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 22, 2014
Sandy2645
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Lakewood, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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144 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank Sandy2645
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank Deborah O
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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

I camped at Pearl Lake State Park in one of their two rental yurts. It was my first time both at the park and in a yurt, and I had a fantastic time with both. The yurt is very sturdy and has electricity and electric heat. The water hydrants are nearby. The yurt has a deck that wraps around the... More 

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Beaumont Tx.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

The drive up was fun, scenery was great driving up from Steamboat Springs. The drive was about 45 minutes and the entry fee was 7 dollars. The scenery at the Lake was nice and it was very quiet. There were a couple of picnic tables and no garbage cans. If you are into fishing and have a boat this probably... More 

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

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave your comment. I suspect that you may not have found the whole park and just visited a small portion. We have several entrances with many different facilities and opportunities. We have a lovely Visitor Center with lots of displays and materials as well as a staffed front desk to answer questions and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The view of Sand Mountain over Steamboat Lake is worth the drive. There is a small fee to enter the park and enjoy hiking trails, beautiful vistas, and water sports if you like cold water.

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Colorado
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476 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We went out there to snowshoe. They only have about a mile of snowshoeing trails, but it's very scenic and there are very few people. The volunteer ranger at the visitor center was helpful. They have 12 miles of cross county trails that appeared to be very well groomed. It is about 45 minutes out of Steamboat Springs. The drive... More 

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