Things To Do
The most popular activities at 2,820-acre Steamboat Lake State Park are fishing in the scenic 1,053-acre lake and camping on its open lakeshore. Conical-shaped Hahns Peak, a local landmark, towers north of the park north of Steamboat Springs. The lake is an excellent trout fishery, with little fluctuation in its level. Toss a line out for brook, cutthroat, and brown trout. Park visitors also enjoy hiking, waterskiing, swimming in summer, windsurfing, and sailing. Steamboat Lake State Park also attracts winter sports enthusiasts, with ice fishing, snowmobiling, sled-dog racing, and cross-country skiing. Many state park users rank Steamboat Lake as their favorite park.
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Recommended season(s): Year-round. Summers are best with warm weather and lots of wildflowers.
—Stewart M. Green