State Forest State Park
|State Forest State Park|
North Michigan Creek Reservoir
|Location||Jackson / Larimer counties, Colorado, United States|
|Nearest city||Walden, CO|
|Area||70,838 acres (286.67 km2)|
|Governing body||Colorado Parks and Wildlife|
State Forest State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Jackson and Larimer counties east of Walden, Colorado. The 70,838-acre (286.67 km2) park was established in 1970 in the Medicine Bow Range of the Rocky Mountains. Facilities include a visitors center, 158 campsites (including RV and tent sites), over 60 dispersed camping sites, 15 cabins and yurts, picnic sites, boat ramps and 94 miles (151 km) of hiking trails.
About 52,000 acres (210 km2) of the park are forested in lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, Colorado blue spruce, aspen and other species. An unprecedented epidemic of Mountain pine beetle is currently reshaping the park's flora landscape. Wildlife in the park includes moose ("Moose is our claim to fame"), bighorn sheep, black bear, mule deer and elk.
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