Steamboat Lake State Park
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One of our Favorites!
One of our favorite places to camp is Steamboat Lake State Park in Colorado. This pristine park offers stunning mountain and lake views in all directions. It is a rather rustic and somewhat remote campground located 25 miles north of the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The park offers electric and non-electric sites as well as a bunch of walk-in tent sites. There are vault toilets and water hydrants scattered throughout the campgrounds. The Camper Services Building offers flush toilets, coin operated showers (most CO SP showers require coins), and a laundry facility.
There are three different camping areas. We stay at the Dutch Hill Campground and opt for a non-electric site on Bridge Island whenever possible. We manage to fit our 31 foot fifth wheel into site #176. Larger RV’s would have trouble with the majority of the sites in this section of the park. Bridge Island is geared toward smaller trailers and tents but there are a few sites that would accommodate larger RV’s. The electric hook-up sites are more big rig friendly.
Each campsite throughout the park is equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. There are also camper cabins available for rent. 2014 prices - electric sites; $22 non-electric $18 Camper Cabins $80 AND remember, Colorado charges a daily admittance into their state parks in addition to the nightly camping fee. We always get the yearly pass which is a vehicle window sticker allowing us access to all CO state parks for an entire year.
What makes this place one my favorites is the abundant wildlife, available boating, a full service marina, tons of hiking trails, other pristine lakes nearby, and fantastic scenery. Just remember, this park sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet and weather can vary greatly adding to the overall ambiance. There’s nothing like enjoying Colorado’s star filled skies at night around a blazing campfire or boating under a brilliant blue sky during the day.