Stagecoach Lake State Park
25500 R Co. Rd 14, Oak Creek, CO 80467 (MAP) – Northwest Colorado State Parks – fees & reservations
About Stagecoach Reservoir
Stagecoach Lake State Park is a wonderful outdoor recreation destination in the lush Yampa Valley set amid fragrant sagebrush and great views of the Flat Top Mountains, and located 16 miles south of Steamboat Springs.
Stagecoach Lake Receration
This 3-mile-long reservoir provides recreation for all types. Boaters, jet and water skiers, sailors, and paddle sport enthusiasts will find good recreation, with wakeless and nonwakeless areas, rentals, and a full-service marina. Anglers will find good cold-water fishing in this lake, known for its fast-growing and hard-fighting rainbow, brown trout, and northern pike. Stagecoach Lake Park has eight miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Ice fishing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are popular in the winter.
Two hundred bird species await birdwatchers, including white-faced ibis, American white pelicans, mountain bluebirds, and dusky and sharp-tailed grouse. Mule deer, elk, cottontails, and many other mammals are common. Waterfowl and small-game hunting are allowed in some areas. Four campgrounds with 92 sites are available. Four of these campsites have electricity and are maintained for winter camping. — Back to All State Parks.
Focus Activities at Stagecoach
- Camping - basic campsites, electric campsites, dump station, showers, winter camping
- Boating - marina, boat ramps, boat rentals, mooring docking, jet & water skiing, paddle sports
- Picnic sites
- Hiking & biking
- Horseback trails
- Fishing - ice fishing
- Ranger and nature programs
- Wildlife and bird watching
- Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing, snow tubing