Steamboat Lake State Park

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Steamboat Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Steamboat Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Steamboat Lake State Park
Location Routt County, Colorado, United States
Nearest city Steamboat Springs, CO
Coordinates 40°48′31″N 106°57′09″W / 40.80861°N 106.95250°W / 40.80861; -106.95250Coordinates: 40°48′31″N 106°57′09″W / 40.80861°N 106.95250°W / 40.80861; -106.95250
Area 2,820 acres (1,140 ha)
Established 1967
Visitors 348,683[1] (in 2009-10)
Governing body Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Steamboat Lake State Park is a Colorado state park located in Routt County 27 miles (43 km) north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The 2,820-acre (1,140 ha) park established west of Hahn's Peak in 1967 includes a 1,101 acres (446 ha) reservoir. Park facilities include a visitors center, marina,[2] boat ramps, campsites, cabins, picnic sites and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) of hiking trails. Plant communities include sagebrush shrubland, quaking aspen and lodgepole pine forests, willow carr and marsh. Commonly seen mammalian wildlife species include mule deer and red fox. The reservoir attracts many species of shorebirds and waterfowl, including sandhill cranes that nest in the wetland areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steamboat Lake Fact Sheet". Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Steamboat Lake State Park". Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved June 29, 2013.