Slyvan Lake State Park is located outside of the Town of Eagle, CO. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from town to the park. Upon entering, there is a multitude of activities you can partake in. Besides camping, which i will get to in a second, Sylvan lake offers excellent fishing for trout, Stand up Paddle Boarding and Canoeing; Both which can be rented there. The surrounding area offers hiking and scenic drives.
As for the camping, there are a couple campgrounds in the Sylvan Lake area as well as cabins and yurts that can be rented. Camp grounds are standard forest service spots. The each feature a picnic table and metal fire rings. As always, spots range from small to large, some having ample tree coverage and some are very exposed. There are vault toilets in the are as well.
There is a fee to use these spots which can be paid via self service area. This is a great spot for a family or anyone looking to get away and stay active. The area can get very busy in the summer so try to avoid weekends. This summer (2018) there was a lot of construction in the park and in turn it closed down some area that were normally open for camping and activities.
Beautiful 42 acre lake with great hiking path around it. Great for fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding, hiking, camping, snowshoeing around the lake, cross country skiing. You can rent cabins there as well as pitch your own tent. This summer, there is major construction on the dam there so activities are limited (summer 2018) but such a great spot. Pull through spots. 46 basic campsites, vault toilets & water taps available. Make sure to visit Eagle Ranch for great restaurants like 7 Hermits (microbrewery) & the Dusty Boot both of which often host live music. Check out great coffee houses like Yeti's Grind in downtown Eagle, EveryDay Outfitters & Cappie's Chic for awesome clothes, Pazzo's Pizza for great pizza, Dewey Dabbles in Art for fun pottery & art activities & the BackBowl for upscale bowling & food. Great ice cream at Grand Avenue Chill. Lots to do in Eagle - mountain biking is huge! Great public pool & ice rink in Eagle too. Too many hikes to list but wildflowers are stunning. Weather can change as it's at high altitude so bring fleece just in case, even in summer.
Located 15 miles south of Eagle off of I-70 in the White River National Forest sits Sylvan Lake State Park. This has definitely been our favorite camping spot since moving here a little over 2 months ago. We camped right on the lake next to the boat ramp (no motorized boats allowed) and the bathhouse. At 8,500 ft the weather can change fast so be prepared especially with rain gear and warm close. The sites that are lake front are a little close together which would be my only complaint but for seclusion literally walk away in any direction. Paddle boarding and fishing were by far the most popular things to do on the lake but we stuck to hiking . There's a trail that follows the lake shore around that is also bike friendly, there's also the West Brush Creek Trail which is in the park and a number of gulch trails in between Sylvan lake and Eagle. On your way out of town be sure to stop in Eagle at the Red Canyon Cafe and Bonfire Brewing for a bite to eat and refreshments!
Gorgeous views of the lake but it was very open with little cover and the wind almost tore our tent down.
Whether you're camping or staying in one of the cabins or Yurts this place is absolutely breathtaking located in the Rocky Mountains there were many miles of hiking trails and great places to go fishing for trout they don't allow motorized boats however this place was perfect for canoeing and kayaking this is a nice little getaway with breathtaking views absolutely recommended if you were in the area or looking for a nice place to get a good dose of nature