North Sterling State Park  

  Photo courtesy of
official Colorado
State Parks website.

It seems as though Colorado is always adding new recreation areas and improving facilities at existing parks, including this one!

Sterling Reservoir is the main attraction at North Sterling State Park, a man-made body of water fed by the South Platte River. At depths of over 50 feet, it is one of the state's deepest reservoirs.

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This park is relatively new, and many of its facilities are still under construction. There are three completed campgrounds.  Elks Campground north of the dam has 50 electrical campsites with a shade shelter over the picnic table, campfire ring and in many sites also a tent pad area.  The Camper Services Building has flush restrooms, laundry facilities and coin-operated showers.  This campground is open year round and has a trailer dump station.  Also north of the dam is a marina, park office and Visitor Center.  Marina Point Picnic Pavilion inside the north gate can be reserved for groups up to 100 with 10 tables, electricity, two pedestal grills and nearby vault restrooms.

South of the dam are two additional campgrounds:  Chimney View (44 sites) has no electricity and is great for tent camping.  It is the closest campground to Cottonwood Cove Swim Beach, playground and shower building attached to a large covered public picnic pavilion.  Inlet Grove Campground  has 47 sites with electricity.  Another Camper Services Building serves the two south campgrounds along with a second trailer dump station.  The Inlet Grove Amphitheater is also located in the south end of the park where Saturday night campfire programs take place each summer.  The park also features six miles of trails, and the awesome night skies are great for star gazing.

Boating and fishing are the most popular activities at Sterling. Visitors also enjoy swimming, water skiing, jet skiing and sailing. Picnicking, camping, bird watching and hunting are also very popular within the park

This state park is located on the shortgrass prairies of northeastern Colorado. It lies very close to the South Platte River, its water source, and the path of the Overland Trail, used by pioneers to travel westward.

To Contact the Park Write or Call:
North Sterling State Park
24005 County Road 330
Sterling, CO 80751

  
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