The campground allows leashed dogs and encourages people to make reservations if planning a visit between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There are 183 campsites available, many of which are located right on the water! 74 sites have electrical hookups and the remaining 109 are basic sites with a picnic table and fire pit. Many of the sites are within a forested area, providing ample shade and obstructed views.
All campers must have a permit for the site as well as a daily or annual vehicle pass. These can be purchased as you enter the park and once you have found your perfect campsite! Campfires are permitted in designated fire rings, but be aware of any fire bans that may be in action during the hot, summer months.
While dogs are not allowed to swim in Steamboat Lake, you can bring them out on a kayak, boat, or paddleboard to cool off! A favorite spot amongst locals and visitors alike, Steamboat Lake offers stunning views of the mountains, as well as easy access to the town of Steamboat. Known for its laidback vibe and culture, Steamboat has many wonderful restaurants that are pet-friendly and an abundance of outdoor activities, including tubing the Yampa River in the summer, mountain biking, hiking, and more. Be sure and visit Strawberry Park Hot Spring (sorry, Fido has to stay at home) for a quick dip in one of the more remote hot springs in the country.