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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 serene lakeside setting.  Overlooking Farwell Mountain, visitors camp along the shoreline and on a ridge with amazing views.

Excellent fly and lure fishing for native cutthroat trout can be found in Pearl Lake's wakeless waters.  Paddleboarders clamor for a chance to launch on Pearl's expansive and st​ill waters. 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

Campsite reservations are highly recommended for our high-use summer season. 

  • Reservations may be made the day you plan to arrive at the park or up to 6 months in advance.

  • Yurts are available year-round.  ​

  • Campers can stay up to 14 days at Pearl Lake during a 28 day period. 

See the fees page for pricing information and the camping page for detailed campsite and yurt information​.

You may reserve yurts and campsites online or by calling 1-800-244-5613​.

Recreation at Pearl Lake

The Pearl Lake connector trail is a  meandering trail that 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.