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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Steamboat Lake State Park is located in Colorado
40.814 N
-106.964 W
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8 Reviews of Steamboat Lake State Park
Absolutely the best!

This is by far our favorite campground in the Colorado State Park system. It’s great for families because you of the swim beach and marina. The views are spectacular. Don’t miss the homemade fudge.

Beautiful camping with lots to do

Great views of the lake. Lots of hiking and biking nearby. We camped on the non-electric loop and there were very few people. The sites were spread out with trees and some privacy. The electric loop was full and the sites very close together.

Good for water activity but beach area is muddy.

Nice amenities and close to lots of other attractions for exploring.

One of the best in Colorado

This is one of our favorite campgrounds in Colorado. We make a habit of visiting the week after Labor Day. The crowds are gone and the campground is peaceful. Amenities as small boat rentals remain open. The local deer migrate into the campground. A site on lake’s edge is usually available. Fall’s morning fog greet you in the morning. Outstanding mountain and lake views suttound your campsite.

A hidden gem in Northern Colorado

My family stumbled on to this campground while trying to find overnight accommodations between the Sand Dunes NP and Yellowstone's West Gate. We stayed at a KOA the night before and we were heading to another KOA outside YNP and oh boy did I love this site! Coming from someone who had never camped at the time, KOAs seemed a logical first step. This was a campground that made me want to truly embrace the park system that our country has done so well with.

The first thing you can say about staying anywhere in the Rockies is that your views are impressive. We faced our tent to take advantage of the view out of our front door. We got in a bit late, but still made a very interesting Ranger led presentation at the amphitheater regarding deer and elk.

I woke up to views of the mountains, an abundance of wildflowers up to my shoulders, and a brief walk to watch the lake's natural beauty unfold while sipping on some coffee.

I wish I could have stayed longer and so will you.

Stumpy Steamboat

Very family friendly camping. We stayed on Bridge island. Site 194. Here there is a common parking area and you carry or use the 1 cart they provide to haul all your gear to your site. The island is lacking in trees so there is a shortage of shade. It seems there once was as there are a lot of tree stumps! The picnic benches do have a very nice shell covering though. The swimming area is small and was crowded. The marina is very busy and seems a great place If yII have a boat. The bathroom facilities are nice and a laundry mat is on site. Showers are pay with quarters and there is a change machine in the shower room. Also, there is a very nice camp store if you have forgotten any necessary items. A beautiful place to stay!

Good camping if you have the right spot

Planned on staying 3 nights but only stayed 2. Both my son's got sick from the high weeds/grass that surrounds the sites. Not all sites have shade so be sure to check out pictures to make sure you have some shade. Lake fishing was fantastic. We caught several large trout from the shore. Lots of wildlife and even though the campgrounds were full, you didn't feel like you were packed in there. We stayed in the Arnica loop. Easy access to the lake/ hiking trails, vault toilets. Showers were in the next camping loop a mile or so down the road.

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Family Camping at Steamboat Lake? Perfect!

Most sites are on or very close to the lake. There's a full service marina, with fishing gear, pontoon boats, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and a ski/wakeboard/suf boat is available too. The little swim beach is perfect for kiddos. The nights are always cool, making summer camping really fun. Hiking and biking are everywhere in North Routt, and there's good biking if you have a kid carrier too. Scenic, and goes around the lake to The Clark Store (ice cream and sandwiches are not to be missed.) Best hike? Go the the end of Seedhouse Road to the Slavonia Trailhead, and head for Gold Lake (short trip-young families/fishing/swimming), or Gilpin Lake (best trip-glacier lake - take a lunch and swim). Hahn's Peak is the backdrop for camping, and you can hike it too! LOVE Steamboat Lake.