State Forest State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 218
Number of Sites with Electric: 32
The ultimate in rugged Colorado, State Forest State Park offers visitors 71,000 acres of forest, jagged peaks, alpine lakes, wildlife and miles of trails. The park stretches along the west side of the Medicine Bow Mountains and into the north end of the Never Summer Range.
Moose is our claim to fame. North Park is considered the moose viewing capital of Colorado, with over 600 moose to be observed year-round.
The State Forest State Park has something for everyone in every season. With so much room and diversity, visitors can experience a bountiful array of outdoor recreational favorites such as camping, hiking, four-wheeling, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, telemarking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, birding, wildlife viewing and geocaching.
State Forest has four different campgrounds with 218 sites as well as over 60 dispersed sites on a first-come first served basis. These sites are located along County Road 41 and the Bockman, Montgomery Pass and Ruby Jewel roads. Many of these sites offer seclusion and great views. Some offer vault toilet facilities. These sites are a good option for those spur of the moment camping trips. Backcountry camping is allowed at various locations throughout the park including, Ruby Jewel, Kelly, Clear and American Lakes. Minimum impact camping techniques are recommended at these alpine lake areas. No camping is allowed in the Lake Agnes area. No back country fires allowed.
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