Pearl Lake State Park, Colorado

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Pearl Lake State Park

Pearl Lake State Park is a picturesque getaway nestled in the mountains just north of the popular travel destination of Steamboat Springs, Colo. Read More

  • Pearl Lake State Park receives over 300 inches of annual snowfall.
  • Over 200 species of migratory and resident birds call the park home including osprey, western screech-owl and western bluebirds.
  • The cutthroat trout population at Pearl Lake is designated as Gold Medal.


Pearl Lake State Park is names for M. Pearl Hartt, wife of John Kelly Hartt. John Kelly Hartt was one of the largest sheep ranchers in the American West and many of his sheep summered around Pearl Lake.


Pearl Lake State Park is located north of Steamboat Springs, surrounded by mountains and trees..

From Steamboat Springs, go west two miles on U.S. 40 to County Road 129, then turn right. Go north 23 miles to Pearl Lake Road. Then, turn east and drive the final two miles to the park.

Steamboat Lake State Park Office Hours: 8 AM-4 PM
PO Box 750
Clark, CO 80428


Pearl Lake State Park is open year-round.


There are a variety of activities at Pearl Lake State Park to suit an array of interests.

In the summer season, camping, fishing, boating, hiking and picnicking are popular activities at the lake. Thirty-six campsites are available with two yurts (similar to cabins) are available. Seven sites are equipped with tables and grills or fire rings that are overlooking Pearl Lake. Wakeless boating and fishing offer access to cutthroat trout and grayling across the expansive 167-acre reservoir. Fishing licenses are required through the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

In the winter season, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing become popular activities. Ice fishing for cutthroat trout and grayling are allowed, but, restricted to flies and lures only with a two-fish, over 18 inches bag limit. Snowshoes or cross-country skies are required to reach the half-mile to the lake.

Additional Info

Pets, on a leash and under control, are welcome at Pearl Lake State Park.