Elkhead State Park

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Elkhead State Park
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A view of Elkhead State park including Elkhead Reservoir with the Elkhead Mountains in the distance.
Elkhead State Park is located in Colorado
Elkhead State Park
LocationMoffat County and Routt County, Colorado, USA
Nearest cityCraig, Colorado
Coordinates40°33′40″N 107°22′54″W / 40.56111°N 107.38167°W / 40.56111; -107.38167Coordinates: 40°33′40″N 107°22′54″W / 40.56111°N 107.38167°W / 40.56111; -107.38167
Area2,200 acres (8.9 km2)
Created2009
Operated byColorado Parks and Wildlife

Elkhead State Park is a Colorado state park located in Moffat and Routt counties in northwest Colorado, near Craig. The park surrounds and includes Elkhead Reservoir. It is sometimes referred to as Elkhead Reservoir State Park.[1]

The reservoir is stocked with smallmouth bass and trout, and northern pike are being transplanted from the Yampa River to the reservoir. [2] Activities at the park include camping, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, and hiking.

Geography[edit]

The park straddles the Routt / Moffat county line. The reservoir dams Elkhead Creek, which drains the Elkhead Mountains, to the north.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colorado Parks & Wildlife.Elkhead Reservoir.
  2. ^ Craig Chamber of Commerce. Elkhead Reservoir.

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