Ridgway State Park

Ridgway State Park in Colorado
Ridgway State Park sites features boating, fishing and swimming. | Photo by Dan Wyner

Ridgway State Park
Ouray County, north of Ridgway

Ridgway State Park is 15 miles from Ouray, a mountain hamlet known as the “Switzerland of America.”

Camping, accessible recreation areas and a blue reservoir five miles long are featured at the park, along with picnic and playground areas, trails and wildlife viewing.

A swimming beach is open in the summer.

Biking, birding, photography and windsurfing are other activities. Near the park, gold panning and whitewater rafting opportunities can be found.

Winter activities include tent, RV and yurt camping, fishing, hiking and ice climbing, skiing and snowshoeing.

Ridgway State Park office
28555 U.S. 550
Ridgway, CO 81432
Park hours: 24 hours a day for approved activities.
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except state holidays.
(970) 626-5822
Park e-mail