Elkhead State Park, located northwest of Craig, is a 2,200-acre parkland along Elkhead Creek, a major drainage of the Elkhead Mountains. A dragon-shaped reservoir is the centerpiece of the park, offering lots of water sports. The lake, the only place for watery recreation in Moffat County, is popular with locals who can enjoy motorboats, sailboats, windsurfs, and canoes on its 900 acres. Park rangers say residents use the park as a “mini-vacation getaway.” Other activities are hiking on lakeshore trails, horseback riding, picnicking, and nature study. It’s also a fine fishery for trout, pike, crappie, bass, and catfish.
State Park Area
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Stewart M. Green