Yampa River State Park is really three parks in one, extending along the beautiful Yampa valley west of Steamboat Springs. The Headquarters on the Yampa River near Hayden, Colorado, provides excellent camping, a Visitor Center and nature trail. The hearth of the park is a 134 - mile stretch of the Yampa River, with 13 access points stretching from Hayden to the Dinosaur National Monument near the Utah border. The Elkhead Reservoir is the third major component of the Yampa River State Park system. Currently closed to public access for enlargement, it is expected to open for boating and fishing in the spring of 2007. Pack up your raft, canoe or kayak and travel the Yampa River for an unforgettable day.
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.