1735 E. Road, Delta, CO 81416 (MAP) – Southwest State Park – fees & reservations
About Sweitzer Lake State Park
A place to have fun. That’s what Sweitzer Lake is all about, only 7 minutes from Delta. While many state park lakes hold irrigation water, Sweitzer Lake was built solely for recreation, fulfilling land donor Morgan Sweitzer’s vision of a place for the community to enjoy the outdoors. There’s power boating, sailing, jet and water skiing, sailboarding, and canoeing. Swimming is permitted in the swim area only. This is a day-use-only park, so there is no camping, but it’s a popular picnic spot.
Set against the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains, Uncompahgre Plateau, and Grand Mesa, this lake has been called the “oasis on the edge of the desert.” One hundred seventy-nine bird species have been seen in the area, and the lake is a good place to spot waterfowl. Fishing is strictly catch-and-release, so this is a good place for youngsters to learn to hook catfish, bluegill, green sunfish, and carp. There is limited hunting in some areas and on certain days. — Back to All State Parks.
Focus Activities at Sweitzer Lake
- Visitors center
- Boating - boat ramps, jet & water skiing, paddle sports
- Picnic sites
- Hiking & biking
- Fishing - ice fishing
- Ranger and nature programs
- Wildlife and bird watching