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Stagecoach State Park
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Stagecoach State Park © Jeffrey Beall / CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
The entrance to Stagecoach State Park in Routt County, Colorado. The picture shows part of Stagecoach Reservoir.
Stagecoach State Park © Jeffrey Beall / CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A view of Stagecoach Dam in Stagecoach Reservoir, in Stagecoach Park. The dam is on the Yampa River and is in Routt County.
Stagecoach State Park © Jeffrey Beall / CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A view of Stagecoach State Park in Routt County, Colorado. Stagecoach Reservoir is on the Yampa River. Most of the land on the far side of the reservoir is outside the park.
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25500 County Road 14
Oak Creek, Colorado   80467
(lat:40.2787 lon:-106.8562) map location

Phone: 970-736-2436
Stagecoach State Park sets the stage for great recreation in the lush Yampa Valley by Steamboat Springs. Vistas and views are backdrops to the 820-acre reservoir providing renown lake and river fishing.

A year-round destination, the park also makes a great base to explore the variety of sports and attractions of the area. An array of activities await with boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking and camping.

Stagecoach State Park is a great place to hold base camp when exploring the many outdoor opportunities around the park such as the Flattops Wilderness Area and Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area.
Nature of the Area
Stagecoach State Park features a 780 surface-acre reservoir lying in the Yampa River Valley of the northern Rocky Mountains. It is fed by the Yampa River and Little Morrison, Middle, Taylor and Martin creeks. The park is situated on the western flank of the Park Mountain Range and the southeastern flank of the Washakie Sedimentary Basin, thus positioned between Precambrian granitic and Tertiary sedimentary rocks. Tertiary Age Brown's Park Sandstone, sedimentary rock with silicic ash beds and some conglomerate, outcrops throughout the park. Precambrian gneiss represents the common rock at the damsite. Pleistocene Crowner Formation volcanic, conglomeritic sandstone and Pleistocene alluvium occupies the reservoir shoreline.
All Colorado State Parks have entrance fees. All vehicles are required to have an entrance pass and some parks have walk-in fees. Visit the Colorado Park Entrance Pass web page.
Visitors camping at Stagecoach State Park can enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the park in a beautiful mountain setting, away from city crowds and traffic. Many visitors make Stagecoach their basecamp when exploring nearby outdoor recreation opportunities including the Flattops Wilderness, Sarvice Creek Wilderness and Blacktail Mountain.

The McKindley Group Camping Area offers facilities for up to 36 people with parking for up to seven vehicles. Facilities include picnic tables, vault toilets and a grill.

The Juniper Group Camping Area offers facilities for up to 18 people with 2 RV sites featuring 20, 300 or 50 Amp electric hookups, parking for 4 additional vehicles, a central group fire ring/gathering area and 3 developed tent pads. Facilities include picnic tables, flush restrooms and grills.
Swimming is allowed in the designated wakeless zones and swim beach near the marina. No lifeguard is on duty and hazards do exist below the water surface around the reservoir. Please take caution and swim at your own risk. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult 18 or older.

Stagecoach State Park is located near Steamboat Springs

Picnic tables are located throughout the park's trails, campsites and day-use areas. Sites with both picnic tables and grills can be found at the Arrowhead, Keystone and Haybro picnic areas.
Approximately 8 miles of trails and adventures await. To complete the loop, or the Grand Traverse of Stagecoach Reservoir, link the Elk Run Trail with Routt County Road 18, to the Overlook Trail and then the Lakeview Trail.

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