Steamboat Lake State Park

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Steamboat Lake State Park
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The park in late summer.
Map showing the location of Steamboat Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Steamboat Lake State Park
LocationRoutt County, Colorado, United States
Nearest citySteamboat Springs, CO
Coordinates40°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
Area2,820 acres (1,140 ha)
Established1967
Visitors348,683[1] (in 2009-10)
Governing bodyColorado Parks & Wildlife

Steamboat Lake State Park is a Colorado state park located in Routt County 27 miles (43 km) north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and near the community of Hahns Peak Village. The 2,820-acre (1,140 ha) park, established west of Hahns 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" (PDF). Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Steamboat Lake State Park". Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved June 29, 2013.