Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Welcome to the Sylvan Lake State Park Department!

Sylvan Lake State Park is located in Eagle County approximately 10 miles southeast of Eagle, Colorado in the west central portion of the State. Since its opening to the public as a state park in 1987, Sylvan Lake State Park has been touted as one of the most scenic spots in Colorado. The Park’s large elevation
span and relatively undisturbed habitat make it a prime location for fishing and wildlife viewing.

The Park extends from 7,500 feet in elevation at the visitor’s center to about 9,000 feet at the upper end of East Brush Creek and encompasses a total of approximately 1,574 acres, defined largely by the boundaries of East and West Brush Creeks. East Brush Creek runs east to west, while West Brush Creek runs south to north, flowing into Sylvan Lake at the southwest end of the Park. Hillsides along the creek have aspects that face in all four of the cardinal directions, fostering a very interesting and diverse park.

The beautiful 42-acre mountain lake is stocked with trout and is very popular with anglers. The Park features basic campsites for tents and RVs, one large cabin, eight camper cabins and three yurts. In addition to camping and fishing, summer recreation activities include hiking, picnicking and boating (hand propelled and electric motors only). The Park is open year-round, offering popular winter activities, such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Sylvan Lake offers environmental interpretive programs for all ages during the summer and, upon request, during the spring, fall, and winter seasons. Visitation is highest in the summer months from May through September. Apart from the visitor’s center, the Park is entirely “off the grid” and all facilities are powered by solar panels.

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