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Pearl Lake State Park

Pearl Lake State Park is a destination as precious as its namesake. A 167-sq.-acre mountain reservoir, Pearl Lake sits at the base of Farwell Mountain nestled among a pine forest about 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs.

Pearl Lake State ParkThe quiet lake offers stunning scenery and natural surroundings ideal for a picnic or a camping getaway with easy access to the wealth of Routt National Forest hiking and biking trails.

Anglers will feel at home among the cutthroat trout and grayling biting on flies and lures. Take a paddleboard or wakeless boat out on the glassy water and cast away.

A campground features 38 sites and two yurts, offering a serene escape with lake and mountain vistas. The campsites are closed once the snow comes, but the two yurts can be reserved year round and provide a unique and remote backcountry escape accessible by skis, snowshoes or snowmobile.

Gate and Visitor Center Hours


Friday to Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Daily 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Daily Vehicle Pass: $9

Individual Daily Pass: $4

Annual Pass: $80 (affixed) or $120 (hang tag)​

Aspen Leaf Annual Pass (64+)​: $70

For more information on passes, including purchasing multiple vehicle passes, large quantity discounts and specialty passes such as disability, military, etc, see the Parks Pass Information page. 

Summer (May 1 to Sept. 30) ​​

Basic Campsite: $24 Winter

(Oct. 1 to Apr. 30) ​

Basic Campsite: $16

Yurts: $90

Amenities include water, boat ramp and trail access.



Hiking, camping, fishing, boating, birding, photography, and educational programs


Ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing


Go west two miles on U.S. 40 to County Road 129, and then turn right. Go north 23 miles to Pearl Lake Road, turn right and drive the final two miles to the park.

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