Jackson Lake is another oasis in Northeast Colorado’s high desert. It’s popular state park to escape to in the summer. The 2,700-acre lake is open to boating and fishing.
A variety of lakeside campsites are available, as well as picnic areas and multi-use trails. There is also a visitor center open daily with exhibits and a small gift shop.
Another northeast attraction, the Pawnee National Grassland, is located about an hour north.
Address: 26363 County Rd 3, Orchard
Vehicle Fee: $7/daily, $70/annual
Map: Jackson Lake Brochure (PDF)
Camping: 260 sites,year round, $16/basic, $20/electric, showers and laundry, Reservations
Learn more about Jackson Lake State Park.
More fishing and wakeless boating can be found at Prewitt Reservoir, about an hour east.