Stagecoach State Park

Stagecoach State Park in Colorado
An 820-acre reservoir is the centerpiece of the park. | Photo by park ranger / Colorado State Parksng,

Stagecoach State Park
Routt County, south of Steamboat Springs

Stagecoach State Park in the Yampa Valley offers both a beautiful setting and a rich cultural history, including a past life as a stagecoach stop on a line running from Toponas to Steamboat until 1907.

The Ute and Shoshone tribes long used the area for hunting and gathering and for making stone tools. When French trappers and traders came to the valley in the 18th century, they brought mining and cattle and sheep ranching.

Now an 820-acre reservoir is the central feature of the park, providing boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking and camping. Water sports abound in the summer.

In the winter, trails accommodate snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, while ice fishing and commercial dogsled tours are unique ways to enjoy the scenery.

Four campsites with electricity are maintained for winter camping.

Stagecoach State Park
25500 Routt County Road 14
Oak Creek, CO 80467
Park hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily or as staffing permits.
(970) 736-2436
Marina phone: (970) 736-8342
Park e-mail