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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 camp, stay 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. 

Fall Trout Fishing

Off Highway Vehicle ​Riders

May 21-November 22 visitors may ride Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) from the Sylvan Lake State Park Campground & Cabins to access designated routes on the National Forest. Yurt visitors need to trailer machines to the Yeoman Park USFS Campground for access. For more information, please visit our Off Highway Vehicles page.