An oasis in the Great Plains, Jackson Lake offers exceptional recreation opportunities. The 2,700 acre Jackson Reservoir is the center of the park.

Activities: Biking, Birding, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Group Camping, Group Picnicking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Picnicking, Sailboarding, Swimming, Winter Recreation - Cross Country Skiing, Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing

Biking: Designated trails and park roads.

Boating: Motor boats permitted. Jet skiing, water skiing and sailboarding are popular. The Shoreline Marina has boat rentals. 2,700 surface acre reservoir when full.

Camping: Yes, open year round, 260 sites. Campgrounds are located around the lake. $16/night/non-electric, $20/night/electric. Showers and laundry available in camper services building. Each campsite is allow 1 hard-side unit and 1 tent, or 2 tents.

Fishing: Bait, lure, fly fish all permitted. Ice fishing in winter. Fish species include catfish, crappie, perch, rainbow trout, saugeye, walleye, wipers. Northern pike and large and small-mouth bass are also present.

Geocaching: There are 2 geocache sites to find, "5 O'Clock Somewhere" and "Centennial". The visitor center and has GPS coordinates.

Hiking: The Prairie Wetland Nature Trail is a scenic 1/4 mile trail 

Hunting: Waterfowl, upland bird, pheasant, archery deer during season. Designated areas using shotgun with birdshot or archery.

OHV Riding: An OHV track is open 8am to sunset, year round. OHV's not permitted on parks' roads, campgrounds or on local roads.

Picnicking: A variety of picnic sites are located around the lake, first come first serve. The Centennial Group Picnic Area can accommodate up to 100 people and is reservable through the park. 

Winter Recreation: Camping, Ice fishing, Ice Skating, Hunting
© 2013 Uncover Colorado | Jackson Lake State Park
Address: 26363 County Rd 3, Orchard, CO

Phone: 970-645-2551

Season: Year round

Hours: Park open 24 hours a day

Pets: Yes, on leash

Fees: $7/daily, $70/annual (vehicle)

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About Jackson Lake State Park
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State Parks:
Jackson Lake State Park Visitor Center
Jackson Lake Lakeside Campground
Jackson Lake State Park Trail
Jackson Lake Pelican Campground
Jackson Lake State Park
Jackson Lake State Park Camping
Jackson Lake Village
Jackson Lake State Park Pavilion
Jackson Lake Dunes Group Campground
Jackson Lake South Swim Beach
Jackson Lake State Park Waterfowl
Jackson Lake West Swim Beach
Jackson Lake Concrete Dike
Jackson Lake State Park
Jackson Lake Cove Campground
Jackson Lake Orchard CO
Visitor Center.
Lakeside Campground.
A trail to the swim beach.
West Swim Beach, not open yet for season.
Pelican Campground.
Cove Campground.
View from the Northview Campground.
Northview Campground (front) and Fox Hills CG (distance).
Jackson Lake Village is a private community next to the park.
A couple waterfowl on the inlet.
A group picnic pavilion.
Dunes Group Campground.
South Swim Beach.
Beach in May.
Concrete dike.
Big waves.
Jackson Lake Blogs:  5/20/2013