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Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake

Sylvan provides serenity in an alpine park perfect for daydreaming. Non-motorized boating and non-electrical camping offer the opportunity for quiet recreation at this gateway to the White River National Forest and the Holy Cross Wilderness.

Overnight visitors can campstay in a cabin or lounge in a yurt while gazing at majestic mountains piercing the deep blue sky. At Sylvan Lake State Park, visitors leave the fast pace behind.

Year-round, Sylvan is a break from the daily grind. It's home away from home. Spring, summer and fall are all about fishing, hiking, nature study, boating (non-motorized or electric trolling motors, only) and picnicking.  Winter’s blanket of snow provides snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and access to snowmobile trails. 

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Riders

In 2013 changes in US Forest Service Travel Management​ Rules closed Sylvan Lake State Park and surrounding USFS Roads to Off Highway Vehicles. For more information, please visit our Off Highway Vehicles page.

Camping Update

The Camper Services Building, including showers, is expected to CLOSE for renovation, sometime after SEPTEMBER 7, 2014. Showers will not be available after that time. Flush toilets in the Elk Run Campground will remain available into the fall as long as temperatures permit.