Stagecoach State Park is an exciting destination for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. The park features a 780-surface-acre reservoir, creating ample opportunities for water-based activities at the base of the Yampa River Valley, a portion of the northern Rocky Mountains. Campers can enjoy this picturesque area on one of the 92 sites, which are all nestled in a magnificent mountain setting, allowing them to take in the peaceful atmosphere and explore the surrounding area.
The region is home to over 200 species of birds, some full-time residents and others that are migratory. Birdwatchers may have an opportunity to see mountain bluebirds, ospreys, yellow warblers, and a variety of other species in their natural habit. Wildlife viewing options can also be plentiful at Stagecoach State Park. Mule deer and elk are commonly seen throughout the park, as well as cottontail rabbits, badgers, ground squirrel, red foxes, and many more.
Six hiking trails provide excellent opportunities for exploring the park, including on foot, on a mountain bike, or even on horseback. Anglers with a valid fishing license can also try their hand at reeling in a variety of fish, including rainbow trout, northern pike, and brown trout.
During certain seasons, portions of Stagecoach State Park are open to hunting, though only on the western section of the reservoir. Waterfowl and small game hunting seasons don’t open until after Labor Day, outside of the traditional camping period.
Your dog is welcome to join you during your visit, including at your campsite. However, they must remain under your control and on a leash whenever they are outside of your RV or tent. Additionally, removing any pet waste is a must during your stay. Not only is this required by local law, but it is also polite, ensuring anyone else’s visit isn’t spoiled by an unexpected mess left by your pet!