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Pearl Lake
Pearl Lake
Pearl Lake

Pearls are a gift of nature and Pearl Lake State Park is just that.  Just a few miles off the road, it feels like an escape into the backcountry of Colorado.

Nestled in the mountains north of Steamboat Springs, this peaceful park sits in a quiet lakeside setting.  Overlooking Farwell Mountain, visitors camp along the shoreline and on a ridge with amazing views.

There’s excellent fly and lure fishing for native cutthroat trout.  A trail takes visitors along the shoreline and leads them deep into the Routt National Forest.  Picnicking is picture perfect.  This is a true escape from the day-to-day routine.

Camping at Pearl Lake

The campground is open for camping on a first come first serve basis until the park is made inaccessible by snow.  Our yurts are available year round, and offer a quiet getaway with outstanding views of the valley and surrounding mountains.  You may reserve them online or by calling 1-800-678-2267 or 303-470-1144.

Campsite reservations are highly recommended for our high-use summer season. They may be made between 3 days and 6 months in advance.  The first reservable date in 2013 will be Friday, May 24th, and the last will be Monday, September 9th.

Recreation at Pearl Lake

In the summer, our wildlife viewing deck offers great views, and the chance to either look for critters or just sun yourself in the clean, clear mountain air. A meandering trail accesses thousands of acres of National Forest. The wakeless lake and flies and lures only regulations provide a quiet sporting experience.

In the winter, Pearl Lake offers serene overnight stays in our Yurts, as well as snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.