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Regulations Stagecoach State Park is maintained for your enjoyment. Please observe the following rules for the safety and enjoyment of all park visitors. • All pets must be picked up after and kept on a leash no longer than six feet. • All fires must be contained in the grills provided. • All vehicles must remain on designated roads and parking areas. Off-road driving damages vegetation and disturbs wildlife. • Please observe the 25 mph speed limit on park roads, and 5 mph speed limit in the campgrounds. • Place trash in receptacles provided. For recycling please contact park personnel. • Please camp in designated campsites and on RV/tent pads only; quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. •R  eport any problems to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee. • 3.2% a­lcohol only. Park Office The park office is located inside the park, just north of the Keystone day use area. The park office is open year-round, provides area information, and sells park entry and camping permits, snowmobile, OHV and boat registrations, and hunting and fishing licenses. The park office is also home to our loaner gear program, where you can borrow lake and icefishing equipment, snowshoes, activity backpacks and fat tire bikes, all free of charge. Camping The park's Junction City, Pinnacle, Harding Spur, and McKindley campgrounds have a total of 92 campsites which can accommodate tents, campers or trailers. The group campsite can accommodate up to 36 people or 5 camping units. Junction City and Pinnacle Campgrounds have pullthrough sites and electric hookups. One camping unit and up to 6 people are allowed per site. Campground users must have both a camping permit and park pass. Please display camping permits in the plastic holder at the campsite. Camping Reservations To make your campground reservations call 303-470-1144 in the Denver Metro area or 1-800-678-CAMP (2267) if calling outside the Denver area. You can also make reservations online at Contact the park office directly at 970-7362436 for reserving the group camp site. There is a reservation fee per campsite, plus the daily cost of the campsite payable by check, Visa or MasterCard. Other Facilities A holding tank dump station, located west of the Pinnacle Campground, is provided for your convenience with the purchase of a camping permit. Water hydrants are placed throughout the campgrounds. Shower facilities are available at the Marina. Picnicking Picnicking is a popular activity at the park. Picnic sites are located at the Morrison Cove boat ramp on the south shore and at the Keystone and Haybro day-use areas. Each site has a picnic table and standing grill. The Arrowhead Group Picnic area is available for groups of up to 70 on a reservation basis only. Call the park office at 970-736-2436 to reserve this area. Boating and Water Sports Stagecoach State Park hosts a variety of water sports. Boaters are subject to current Colorado Boating Statutes and Regulations, available in pamphlet form at the entrance station or park office. A boat ramp is located at the marina near Pinnacle Campground and at the Morrison Cove area. Water-skiing is permitted only in designated areas of the reservoir. Boats towing skiers must have an observer on board and travel in a counter-clockwise direction. All boats must keep 150 feet from shoreline fishermen. Swimming is allowed only in the designated swim beach area, located near Pinnacle Campground. Other facilities include a marina concession which provides boat rentals, fishing and camping supplies. Trails Six trails provide excellent recreation opportunities at the park. On the north side of the park are the 1/4 mile Pinnacle Peak Trail, the 1/4 mile Pinnacle Loop Trail, the 1 mile Overlook Trail and the 1 mile Lakeview Trail. The 6 mile Elk Run Trail runs along the south side of the park from the inlet to the dam. The 1/4 mile Tailwater Trail is the primary access for the river below the dam. The Overlook, Lakeview, and Elk Run Trails offer excellent hiking, biking, and equine opportunities in the summer, and snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter. Wildlife Over 200 species of migratory and resident birds are known for this area including the raven, mountain bluebird, gray jay, yellow warbler, goshawk and osprey. Several species of waterfowl and shorebirds are attracted to the reservoir. Elk and mule deer are a common site, as are cottontail rabbit, jackrabbit, beaver, red fox, coyote, badger, ground squirrel and muskrat. Winter Recreation During the winter, the park offers excellent ice fishing and wildlife watching, as well as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and fat biking along 7 miles of groomed trail. Visit the park office to learn more about our FREE loaner gear program. Snowmobiles are allowed only on the reservoir surface for fishing access and only when traveling to and from vehicles and trailers. Various parking facilities are plowed during the winter for day-use. Camping is also available on a limited, first-come first-served basis, however, flush facilities and showers close for the winter season. COLORADO PA R K S & WILDLIFE Stagecoach State Park ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS Community Facilities Oak Creek (6 miles west of the park) and Yampa (12 miles south of the park) have amenities such as gas, groceries, a pharmacy (Oak Creek only), post office, restaurants, museums, and religious facilities. Medical facilities are available in Steamboat Springs, 19 miles north of the park. First Aid In case of an emergency please dial 911. Park rangers are available to give emergency assistance and minor first aide or from the park office during business hours. An ambulance can be summoned from the Oak Creek Volunteer Fire Department. The nearest hospital is Yampa Valley Medical Center, located in Steamboat Springs, 19 miles north of the Park. Fishing The reservoir is known for its fast growing, hard fighting rainbow trout, and the occasional brown trout. The reservoir also has record size northern pike. The tailwater section of river below the dam is restricted to catch and release only using flies and lures. Current fishing regulation brochures are available at the park office. Hunting Waterfowl and small game hunting are allowed after Labor Day during legal hunting seasons. Hunting is only allowed on the western portion of the reservoir. The use of firearms and other weapons are prohibited in the summer, and controlled during legal hunting seasons. Hunting information and regulations are available from the park staff. Stagecoach State Park (970) 736-2436 P.O. Box 98 • Oak Creek, CO 80467 Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_RMSC_3/17 W agon wheels and ore cars — two symbols of the area’s rich history. Stagecoaches traveled over Yellow Jacket Pass, now County Road 14, on their way to Oak Creek or Steamboat Springs. The fertile upper Yampa Valley attracted early ranchers, farmers and coal miners. Many of the reservoir’s campgrounds and picnic areas are named after early coal mines and mining camps. The valley also attracted land developers, who visualized a resort community in the area. Today, visitors to Stagecoach State Park enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Stagecoach State Park Legend 1 Park Office 2 Junction City Campground To Steamboat Springs 16 miles 5 McKindley Campground 14 Big Game Winter Range 6 Keystone Picnic Area 7 Arrowhead Group Picnic Area 8 Haybro Picnic Area 4 9 Sanitary Dump Station Stagecoach Marina Boat Ramp 10 Swim Area Picnic Area Boat Ramp Picnic Area 11 Vault Toilet Fishing Access Trail Parking Universal Access Fishing Access and Parking 12 Wildlife Viewing Platform Vault Toilet Wetland Habitat 13 Wetland Habitat Overlook Trail 1 Lakeside Trail Fishing Access Vault Toilet Trailhead/Parking 12 To Oak Creek 6 miles pa Y am er Riv Wetland Habitat Preserve 5 18 Dam Caution Hazard! 10 3 7 2 6 Fishing Access/Parking 8 9 Trail Parking Fishing Access Fishing Access/Parking m 4 Harding Spur Campground Ya 3 Pinnacle Campground R pa ive r Vault Toilet Universal Access Parking Trailhead SKI COUNTER CLOCKWISE Pinnacle Peak Trail 11 16 Fishing Access Trailhead/Parking Elk Run Trail To Lynx Pass 15 miles Park Passes and Camping Permits All vehicles entering the park are required to display a current Colorado State Parks Pass on the auto windshield. A daily pass is valid from the day purchased until noon the following day. An annual pass is valid at any Colorado State Park. For annual pass holders who own another car, a multiple pass is available for a reduced fee. Passes are available at main park entrances and self-service dispensers. Location Map Wakeless Boating Zone Trail Steamboat Lake State Park 789 Pearl Lake State Park The Stagecoach Marina • Pontoon, Fishing, Kayak, and Paddle Boat Rentals • Groceries • Fishing & Camping Supplies • Slip and Storage Rentals • Ph: 970-736-8342 Three-mile-long Stagecoach Reservoir was built as a water storage facility by the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages the recreational uses of the reservoir under a lease with the water district. Enjoy your stay at Stagecoach State Park! Pinnacle Loop Trail 13 Located in the lower elevation of the river valley, native grasses, shrubs and flowering plants are the dominant vegetation types in the park. Visitors enjoy views of the Flattop mountains to the southwest, and to the north, the cliff face of Blacktail Mountain. Craig Steamboat Springs 40 Walden 14 Oak Creek Yampa Colorado residents 64 and over qualify for a special Aspen Leaf annual pass, available at a discounted rate. These allow admission to all state parks every day and reduced-fee camping on weekdays. The regular fee is charged on weekends and holidays. Where available, an electrical fee is charged. Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free without a pass however, camping fees still apply. Stagecoach State Park 131 Kremmling In addition to a parks pass, campers are required to purchase and display a camping permit at their campsite.

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