Sylvan Lake offers year round recreation secluded in the heart of the Rockies. The park is located nearly 3o minutes south of I-70 and downtown Eagle.
The White River National Forest surrounds the park, offering even more to do and see. It’s a gem of a state park, offering everything from camping, cabins and yurt rentals, to wakeless boating and a lakeside hiking trail.
Activities at Sylvan Lake
Biking: Allowed on a dirt path around the lake. Nearby White River National Forest and BLM lands offer additional bike trails.
Boating: 42 acre lake, wakeless boating including non-motorized boats and ones with electric trolling motors. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available for rent from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Cabins & Yurts: 8 cabins and 1 large cabin located lakeside open year round. There are 3 yurts located 9.5 miles from the lake secluded in a beautiful aspen forest, open mid May to mid November. Reservations
Camping: Yes, open year round, 46 sites suitable for tents & RVs.
- Price depending on season
- Group campground for up to 60 people
Fishing: Stocked with trout several times each year. Fishing is permitted in the lake and along East and West Brush Creek near the lake.
Geocaching: A game of treasure hunt using GPS devices. There are several caches located with the park and a few more in the surrounding forest. Get coordinates from geocaching.com.
Hiking: 1.5 mile Lake Trail, as well as numerous other trails around the park and surrounding national forest.
Hunting: Permitted in many areas of the park and surrounding national forest during legal seasons.
OHV Riding: Off-highway-vehicles may be ridden on park roads to access trails in the surrounding national forest.
Picnicking: 2 picnic areas with a total of 23 sites with tables and grills.
Swimming: Not permitted.
Winter Recreation: Cross country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding and snowshoeing are popular. Snowmobiling is permitted on park roads to access national forests trails. Winter camping is permitted and the cabins can be reserved year round.
Address: 10200 Brush Creek Rd, Eagle, CO
Season: Year round
Pets: Yes, on leash
Fee: Yes, vehicle entry fee for day
Map: Sylvan Lake (PDF)