North Sterling State Park is a premier place to boat and fish in Northeast Colorado. This large state park lies about 30 minutes north of Sterling in the high plains.
It’s centered around the 3000 acre North Sterling Reservoir. There’s lots to do in this oasis in the desert, including biking, birding, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting and horseback riding.
Due to it’s location, North Sterling gets a lot of wind and afternoon thunderstorms in the spring. I hated camping at this place for a while, about 2 hours, until the wind stopped. I had to get the fire going in my car using a steel dog dish.
There are 3 campgrounds and 141 campsites, most with electric hookup, some basic. It’s $20/electric, $16/basic, covered table, fire pit, tent pad. A plus to camping at the park, is a camper services building, with restrooms, showers, laundry and water faucet, all open 24 hours.
After the wind stopped, it was better. The next day, the wind crept back early, and storms threatened again.
Address: 24005 Co Rd 330, Sterling
Vehicle Fee: $7/daily, $70/annual
Camping: 3 campgrounds, Chimney View, Elks, Inlet Grove – Reservations
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