Sylvan Lake

State Park - Colorado

Sylvan Lake State Park is located in Eagle County, 10 miles (16 km) south of Eagle, Colorado. The park surrounded by the White River National Forest includes a 42-acre (17 ha) lake and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of trails. Facilities include a visitors center, boat ramp, campsites, cabins, yurts and picnic sites. Plant communities include aspen groves, lodgepole pine and Douglas fir forests on moist slopes. Ponderosa pine and juniper are found on drier slopes. Wetland and riparian areas exist near the reservoir and creek. Common wildlife includes black bear, elk, mule deer, pine marten and beaver.

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Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Aspen Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).White River MVUM - Aspen Winter 2018

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Aspen Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Aspen - Sopris Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).White River MVUM - Aspen Summer 2021

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Aspen - Sopris Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Map of the Summer Designated Bike Route System in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).,White River - Summer Bike Routes

Map of the Summer Designated Bike Route System in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).,

Front side of the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Eagle - Holy Cross Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).White River MVUM - Eagle - Holy Cross - Summer 2021 (Front)

Front side of the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Eagle - Holy Cross Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Eagle - Holy Cross Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).White River MVUM - Eagle - Holy Cross Winter 2018

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Eagle - Holy Cross Ranger District in White River National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

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Guide to Colorado State Parks. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.Colorado State Parks - Guide 2018

Guide to Colorado State Parks. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Guide to Colorado State Recreation Lands. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.Colorado State Parks - State Recreation Lands 2020

Guide to Colorado State Recreation Lands. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Colorado Fishing Guide. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.Colorado State Parks - Fishing 2021

Colorado Fishing Guide. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Sylvan Lake SP https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/SylvanLake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvan_Lake_State_Park Sylvan Lake State Park is located in Eagle County, 10 miles (16 km) south of Eagle, Colorado. The park surrounded by the White River National Forest includes a 42-acre (17 ha) lake and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of trails. Facilities include a visitors center, boat ramp, campsites, cabins, yurts and picnic sites. Plant communities include aspen groves, lodgepole pine and Douglas fir forests on moist slopes. Ponderosa pine and juniper are found on drier slopes. Wetland and riparian areas exist near the reservoir and creek. Common wildlife includes black bear, elk, mule deer, pine marten and beaver.
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: sylvan.lake@state.co.us © 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 pr
COLORADO PA R K S & WILDLIFE Your Guide to Colorado’s 41 State Parks 2018 Edition cpw.state.co.us CAMPING RESERVATIONS • 1-800-244-5613 • cpw.state.co.us i Welcome to Your State Parks! Wherever you go in Colorado, there’s Cheyenne Mountain a state park waiting to welcome State Park you. Mountains or prairies, rivers or forests, out in the country or next to the city… Colorado’s 41 state parks are as diverse as the state itself, and they offer something for everyone. Take a hair-raising whitewater river trip, or kick back in a lawn chair and watch the sunset. Enjoy a family picnic, cast a line in the water, take a hike, ride a horse, try snowshoeing or discover geocaching. From Eastern Plains parks at 3,800 feet to high-mountain parks at 9,500, the network of state parks offers a wealth of activities for busy people of all ages, or the chance to do nothing at all. You can play on land or on water. On a high peak or on the prairie. In the country or the city. In spring, summer, winter or fall. Golden Gate Canyon State Park State parks are great places for families. There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy together such as boating, hiking or picnicking, as well as organized nature walks, talks and events. Junior Ranger programs, activity backpacks, kid-friendly hikes and fishing ponds for kids are among the many offerings for youth. From toddler to teen and adult to senior, every family member can enjoy their activity of choice, then come together to share a meal and stories around the campfire. Whether you’re an active outdoor recreationist or prefer to spend time watching clouds go by, you’ll enjoy the special moments waiting for you in the state parks. Rifle Gap State Park Cover photos: Large photo: State Forest State Park; lower left: Pearl Lake State Park; lower center: Elkhead State Park; lower right: Lory State Park Plan Your Visit Colorado’s state parks are open every day of the year, weather permitting. Day-use areas are generally open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and some parks may have closed gates after hours. Campgrounds are open 24 hours a day. Contact individual parks for hours of operation. Check our website for seasonal or maintenance closures: cpw.state.co.us Entrance Passes All Colorado state parks charge an entrance fee. Cost of a daily pass may vary by park ($7–$9). A pass covers all occupants of a vehicle and is valid until noon the day after purchase. Some parks may charge a per-person fee for cyclists and walk-ins. Fees are used to help pay operating costs. Cherry Creek State Park charges an additional fee for the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority. Annual Pass Who doesn’t love a deal? And the state parks annual pass is a great one. For just one low price, the annual pass lets you enjoy all 41 state parks for unlimited visits for 12 months from date of purchase. That’s all the parks. That’s unlimited times. The annual pass pays for itself in as few as 10 visits. If you’re a Colorado resident who’s 64 years or older, there’s even a further discounted Aspen Leaf annual pass. There are also passes for disabled and income-eligible residents. For details and to purchase a pass, visit a Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) office, state park or buy online: cpw.state.co.us Extend Your Stay Make more of your state park visit by staying overnight. Bring your tent or RV, spend a cozy night in a cabin, camp in a tipi or discover a comfortable, year-round alternative State Forest State Park to traditional camping with a yurt. All together, the state parks have more than 4,000 campsites and 58 cabins and yurts. Almost 300 campsites are ADA accessible. Many parks offer campsites or cabins for large groups. Heated cabins and yurts make a park getaway suitable any season of the year. Camping Reservations Summer weekends fill up quickly so advance reservations for overnight stays are recommended. Reservations can be made six months to three days ahead of arrival. Reserve online: cpw.state.co.us Toll Free: 1-800-244-5613 A nonrefundable reservation fee applies to bookings, and visitors must purchase a daily or annual entrance pass in addition to paying camping and reservation fees. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 1 What Can I Do There? Colorado’s state parks are places to have fun, get away, recreate and re-create. Here are some park activities to help you do that: Fishing Top-notch fishing awaits anglers in 37 state parks across Colorado. Think Gold Medal Waters and trophy fish. A valid fishing license is required for all anglers 16 years and older. Licenses and our annual Colorado Fishing regulations brochure are available online, at most parks and at CPW authorized sales agents. Water Sports Many state parks are built around a lake or Crawford waterway, which means boating and other water State Park sports are among the headliners. Larger parks offer boat rentals and full-service marinas. Any boat with a motor or sail operated in Col
C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E 2020 Colorado State Recreation Lands INSIDE: STATE FISH UNITS, STATE WILDLIFE AREAS, STATE TRUST LANDS, STATE PARKS cpw.state.co.us ONLINE FEATURES Check out more Colorado Parks & Wildlife on our VIMEO & YOUTUBE CHANNELS LINKS TO MAPS MAKE CAMPING & HUNTING RESERVATIONS ONLINE! STATE WILDLIFE AREAS STATE FISHING WATERS STATE TRUST LANDS STATE PARKS Cherry Creek State Park © Nora Logue VIDEOS CHECK OUT THE 360 VIDEOS OF COLORADO’S STATE PARKS! 101 PLACES TO TAKE A KID FISHING #TAKEAKIDFISHING G.E.M. TRAIL NOW OPEN IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS! CONTENTS CONTENTS Printed for free distribution by: WHAT’S NEW: 2020................................................1 cpw.state.co.us COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW) 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 ■ 303-297-1192 RESERVATIONS......................................................1 OUR MISSION: The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. ■ Abbreviation key................................................................................1 STATE FISH UNITS (SFUs)........................................2 ■ What is an SFU?..................................................................................2 ■ SFU properties & regulations..............................................................2 COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE DIRECTOR Dan Prenzlow COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEMBERS, as of July 2020 STATE WILDLIFE AREAS (SWAs)......................... 3–29 Marvin McDaniel, Chair Carrie Besnette Hauser, Vice-Chair Marie Haskett, Secretary Taishya Adams Betsy Blecha Charles Garcia Dallas May ■ What is an SWA?.................................................................................3 ■ SWA access rules................................................................................3 ■ SWA properties & regulations..................................................... 4–29 STATE TRUST LANDS (STLs) PUBLIC ACCESS PROGRAM.............................. 30–51 ■ What are trust lands? What is the STL public access program?.............30 ■ State trust lands FAQs/access rules...................................................30 ■ State trust lands public access properties & regulations............ 31–51 REGULATION BROCHURE EDITOR Chelsea Harlan PRINTED STATE PARKS................................................. 52–59 The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) receives federal financial assistance from multiple bureaus within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (as amended), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its bureaus prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability or age. In addition, CPW adheres to all antidiscrimination laws of the state of Colorado. For more information on how to request an accommodation or to file a grievance, please visit cpw.state.co.us/accessibility. MAPS............................................................ 60–65 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Northeast ..........60 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Southeast ..........61 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Northwest .........62 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Southwest ........63 ■ NEW State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Central close-up.............................64 ■ Game management units (GMUs)....................................................65 NOTICE: Laws and regulations in this brochure are paraphrased for easier understanding and are intended only as a guide. Complete Colorado wildlife statutes and regulations are available at CPW offices listed below and online: cpw.state.co.us/regulations CPW REGIONAL AND AREA OFFICE LOCATIONS ADMINISTRATION 1313 Sherman St., #618 Denver, 80203 303-297-1192 (M–F, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. MT) LANDS INDEX BY COUNTY............................... 66–73 ■ State fish units, state wildlife areas, state trust lands, state parks GET THE BROCHURE ONLINE: cpw.state.co.us/rec-lands Send us your outdoor photos and stories for a chance to be featured on a brochure cover or CPW's online blog! HUNTER.TESTIMONIALS@STATE.CO.US COVER: ▶ Gone fishing at Sylvan Lake State Park. © Dustin Doskocil for CPW OTHER PHOTOS, LEFT TO RIGHT: ▶ Mountain biking at Trinidad Lake State Park. © Thomas Kimmell for CPW C O L O R A D O P A R K S & INSIDE: STATE FISH UNITS, STAT
WHAT'S NEW C O L O R A D O P A R K S & LICENSES W I L D L I F E 2021 Colorado Fishing SEASON: MARCH 1, 2021–MARCH 31, 2022 cpw.state.co.us 2021 FISHING BROCHURE CORRECTION UPDATED: APRIL 19, 2021 Please see the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us/regulations for complete regulation information. NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE BROCHURE HAS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY CORRECTIONS. PAGE(S) CORRECTION AS PRINTED IN BROCHURE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS PAGE 1 The qualifying age for applying for a senior lifetime low-income fishing license was incorrectly listed as 65 and older at the time of publication. The correct information is: Senior lifetime low-income fishing licenses are available for Colorado residents age 64 and older. Go online for full eligibility requirements: cpw.state. co.us The online version of the brochure has been updated with this correction. page 1 2021 FISHING BROCHURE CORRECTION UPDATED: MARCH 12, 2021 Please see the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us/regulations for complete regulation information. NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE BROCHURE HAS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY CORRECTIONS. PAGE(S) CORRECTION AS PRINTED IN BROCHURE BACK PAGE BACK COVER The contest start date for Take a Friend Fishing was incorrect at the time of publication. The correct information is: The contest starts APRIL 1, 2021! Go online for contest rules and how to enter: cpw.state.co.us/ takeafriend The online version of the brochure has been updated with this correction. back cover ONLINE FEATURES Check out more Colorado Parks & Wildlife on our VIMEO & YOUTUBE CHANNELS VIDEOS FISHING FOR HIP HOP: COLORADO STYLE FISHING FUNDS CONSERVATION 101 PLACES TO TAKE A KID FISHING © CPW GET THE CPW FISHING APPS: The CPW Fishing app can help you discover over 1,300 fishing locations, check local conditions, read up on regulations and more! The CPW Match a Hatch app can help you match your fly to the same insects where you’re fishing! CO OUTDOORS “QUICK TIP”: SPINCAST REELS CONTENTS CONTENTS Printed for free distribution by: WHAT’S NEW: 2021................................................ 1 cpw.state.co.us LICENSE INFORMATION...................................... 1–2 COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW) 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 ■ 303-297-1192 ■ License & Habitat Stamp fees........................................................................1 ■ What you need to buy a fishing license; license requirements......................1 ■ Residency requirements; Habitat Stamps; anglers with disabilities..............2 OUR MISSION: The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. GENERAL INFORMATION.................................... 3–7 Dan Prenzlow ■ Fishery programs: Gold Medal Waters; Wild Trout; stream surveys.................3 ■ State records program: Records by Weight; Records by Length......................4 ■ State Records by Weight award table.............................................................4 ■ Master Angler program; award lengths.........................................................5 ■ Help improve your fisheries............................................................................5 ■ Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).....................................................................6 ■ Fishing terms glossary...................................................................................7 ■ Online fishing information resources.............................................................7 FISHING LAWS................................................. 8–10 ■ Legal fishing methods....................................................................................8 ■ Special conditions & restrictions...............................................................8−9 ■ Statewide bag & possession limits...............................................................10 ■ MAP: Wiper/white bass & walleye/saugeye bag limits................................10 SPECIAL REGULATIONS: FISHING WATERS........11–39 ■ MAP: Upper Arkansas River.........................................................................12 ■ MAP: Blue River Basin.................................................................................13 ■ MAP: Middle Colorado & Eagle Rivers..........................................................15 ■ MAP: Upper Colorado River — Headwaters to Radium...............................16 ■ MAP: Conejos & Alamosa River Drainages...................................................18 ■ MAP: Upper Gunnison Basin — Taylor Park Res. to Blue Mesa Res..............19 ■ MAP: NEW North Fork Gunnison Basin — Hotchkiss to McClure

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