After tumbling as whitewater, the Arkansas River takes a breather at Lake Pueblo, creating an oasis in southern Colorado where cottonwood groves host a variety of wildlife along the shoreline. The park provides 500 surface acres of water, 60 miles of shoreline and almost 10,000 acres of land. Enjoy the swim beach, camping, boating and a variety of recreational activities. Miles of trails make it easy to discover the beauty of the shady Arkansas River below the dam or the wonder of 200-year-old juniper trees.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado's 43 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado's economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities.