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C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Sylvan Lake State Park S ylvan Lake State Park, recognized as Colorado’s most beautiful state park, provides a scenic getaway surrounded by the White River National Forest. Visitors enjoy panoramic vistas and some of Colorado’s best trout fishing. Located at an elevation of 8,500 feet, Sylvan Lake is a peaceful haven for a wide array of recreationists and people who just want to get away from it all. The developed portion of the park is centered around Sylvan Lake, along West Brush Creek. This 42-acre lake offers many amenities, including 46 campsites, nine cabins, hiking trails, a group campground area, an RV dump station and a Camper Service building with showers and flush toilets. Three yurts are located on East Brush Creek. Photo by M. Hopper ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS The park runs along both East and West Brush Creek, providing excellent fishing, hunting, hiking and picture taking opportunities. Sylvan Lake is located 15 miles south of Eagle on Brush Creek Road. A Visitor Center is located 10 miles south of Eagle on Brush Creek Road and features interpretive displays, area information and a nature book store. The Center can provide the latest trail conditions and wildlife sightings. Cabins & Yurts 10200 Brush Creek Road PO Box 1475 • Eagle, Colorado 81631 (970) 328-2021 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © MARK VODEPICH Sylvan Lake State Park With nine cabins for rent, anyone can enjoy visiting Sylvan Lake State Park. The cabins are located near the Fisherman’s Paradise Campground and across West Brush Creek Road in a scenic mountain setting. The eight camper cabins consist of beds for up to six people with picnic tables inside and outside. The large cabin, cabin #1, has a full kitchen, a bathroom with shower, and three bedrooms. It can accommodate up to 12 people. Located in a quiet, wooded spot on East Brush Creek Road, our three yurts are the perfect place for those seeking solitude. They also provide easy access to the incredible recreational opportunities in the park and surrounding White River National Forest. cpw.state.co.us Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_RMSV_3/17 cpw.state.co.us All cabins and yurts have propane heat and solar lights. Each cabin and yurt has an outside fire ring with a grill. Visitors to the cabins and yurts bring bedding and other gear you would bring on a camping trip. Camping Sylvan Lake has 46 campsites. Elk Run Campground has 34 sites and Fisherman’s Paradise Campground has 12 sites. The sites can accommodate tents, trailers and campers, and there are some pullthrough sites for larger units. Each campsite has a table and grill. There are no individual hookups but water is available from hydrants throughout the campground. In addition to a parks pass, campers are required to purchase and display a camping permit at their campsite. Camping permits are available at the park entrance station, the Visitor Center and the selfservice station. Camping is allowed in designated campsites only. Forest Service Campgrounds are located at Yeoman Park and Fulford Cave. NO firewood cutting is allowed in the park. Reservations Cabin, yurt and campground reservations can be made by calling (303) 470-1144 in the Denver metro area or 1-800-678-CAMP (2267) or through the internet at www.cpw.state.co.us. Cabins may be rented year round. For information about group camping, contact the park office at (970) 328-2021. Hiking A 1.5 mile hiking trail around the lake provides fishing access and a relaxing walk. Explore the 5.8 mile West Brush Creek Trail that links the Meadows Day Use Area to the lake. The Visitor Center can provide trail information for the surrounding White River National Forest and Holy Cross Wilderness. Wildlife Wildlife viewing opportunities exist throughout the park. In addition to a variety of birds, visitors may see Mule Deer, elk, beaver, mountain lions, skunks, raccoons or bears. To protect wildlife do not leave food, trash or coolers accessible to wildlife. To Eagle Meadows Day Use Picnic Area Day Use U.S. Forest Service Area Fisher Gulch FS400 Pipe Creek FS415 Elk Crossing LEGEND Aspen Grove Coulter Meadows Quarry East Brush Creek West Brush Creek Amphitheater FS419 FS400 White River National Forest Horton Gulch Conservation Area U.S. Forest Service Area FS415 McKenzie Gulch Trail USFS U.S. Forest Service Area Bear Gulch Conservation Area Yeoman Park - USFS Campground FS418 To Fulford & Nolan Lake Trailhead Borah Gulch Conservation Area FS416 FS400 ELK RUN CAMPGROUND 12 23 28 30 22 24 33 31 W .B rus 20 hC ree kT rai l G US ulch FS Tr ai ve Sn e 8 14 5 2 15 3 17 5 4 3 2 1 DAY-USE AREA 1 FISHERMAN'S PARADISE CAMPGROUND 16 46 43 44 45 39 40 41 42 35 36 37 38 19 reek sh C ru W. B The area is popular for big game and hunting is permitted during legal seasons in undeveloped areas of the park. The park also provides access to the White River National Forest. Entrance Fees 4 9 13 18 21 34 6 6 11 32 29 7 10 25 27 7 9 26 l 8 Visitor Center, 5 miles Town of Eagle, 15 miles Lake fishing is excellent year-round for brook, cutthroat and rainbow trout. Stream fishing along East and West Brush Creek is accessible from designated parking areas. Winter enthusiasts come to Sylvan Lake for ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Some visitors come just to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Snowshoes are loaned for free from the Visitor Center. Sneve Gulch Trail USFS FS414 Fishing & Hunting Winter Activities Fulford Cave - USFS Campground Sylvan Lake State Park Campground and Cabins Day users can enjoy picnic tables and grills along the lake shore or at the Meadows Day Use. Hiking, fishing or renting a boat to paddle the lake are all popular activities. SYLVAN LAKE Fees are charged year round and pay for the operation of park facilities. A valid Colorado State Parks Pass is required for all vehicles. Passes are available at the Visitor Center, entrance to the lake or self-service pay stations. A daily pass is valid from the day purchased until noon the following day. An Annual Pass grants entrance to all Colorado State Parks for 12 months. Aspen Leaf annual passes are available for Colorado seniors at a discounted rate. The vehicle pass is required in addition to camping, cabin or yurt fees. Boating Non-motorized boats and electric motors are allowed on the 42-acre lake. Paddle boards, canoes and kayaks are available for rent from the entrance station during the summer months. Regulations For your safety and the safety of others, please know and obey park rules and regulations. The rules and regulations brochure is available at the park entrance or from park staff. • Respect others – keep noise down near campgrounds and wildlife areas. Observe campground quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. • Do not litter – garbage cans and dumpsters are available throughout the park. • Keep pets under control and on a 6-foot leash. Please clean up after your pets. • Build fires only in the grills provided, tend them constantly and make sure they are completely extinguished when leaving or retiring for the night. Firewood cutting is prohibited within the park. • Registered off-highway vehicles(OHVs) and snowmobiles may be operated on designated roads to access the National Forest. • Please keep vehicles on designated roadways and in parking areas. • Do not leave food, coolers or trash accessible to wildlife. Common sense and common courtesy will help all of us enjoy the park. Visitor Center In addition to passes and registrations the Visitor Center offers displays, area information and bookstore. Park staff or volunteers are on duty every day, however staffing may limit office hours during the winter months. For information call: (970) 328-2021.