Sylvan Lake State Park

Colorado State Park

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10200 Brush Creek Rd. Gypsum, CO 81637 970-328-2021 Official Website

GPS: 39.4801, -106.7341

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Overview of Sylvan Lake State Park

Number of Sites 46

Reservations yes

Elevation 8,497 ft / 2,589 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Sylvan Lake State Park 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Leslie
CO 16' Airstream BaseCamp X Jeep Grand Cherokee
10 reviews
“Beautiful!”

Reviewed 7/6/2020

Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 31
Overall Rating

Beautiful surroundings and plenty of activities. The lake is small but is well stocked with trout. There is a 1.5 mile hiking trail around the lake and also the West Brush Creek trail that starts at the lake. The West Brush Creek trail is listed as a 5.8 mile one way trail. However, it’s worth hiking as a shorter out & back hike. Within the first mile, there are views of forest, meadow, aspen grove, creek and a historical site. Eagle has great biking, both road and mountain.

The dirt road to the park is rough due to washboarding. No AT&T signal at the park or within 10 miles of Eagle.

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Leslie would stay here again

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RL
Tucson, AZ 30' Airstream Safari Mercedes-Benz GL350
20 reviews
“Lovely place to disconnect”

Reviewed 5/20/2016

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

This park is about 11 miles from I-70 (Eagle CO exit) but seems much further away. You'll climb over 2,000 feet in elevation to end up at 8,500 feet in the mountains, so this is not a winter destination.

The campground is very busy and books up starting mid-May on weekends. Reservations are mandatory. Weekdays are easier.

The campground is directly on Sylvan Lake, a small man-made reservoir with a nice walking trail around it. Some campsites are at water's edge but are basically just cramped parking spaces, while the bulk of sites are in three loops a short walk from the lake, with much more spacing between them. The loop sites are not very level and only a few will fit 30+ ft trailers.

There is absolutely no cell service, even with a booster and external antenna. Wifi is available in the Visitor Center, but that's miles away down the dirt road. Don't come here planning to get some work done.

The real killer is the 4 mile dirt entrance road. In May when we visited it was riddled with potholes and took nearly an hour to traverse each way when pulling the trailer. Expect to travel at 3 to 10 MPH under these conditions. Running down to Eagle for supplies is not practical, so arrive with everything you need. If the road was graded it would be no problem.

All of this makes the place sound bad, but it's actually really nice. There's fishing in the lake, great scenery, hiking trails, some wildlife in the area, and fantastic views. There are no hookups but water is available, as well as a dump station, trash and recycling. If you make the effort to come up here you'll probably enjoy it.

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RL would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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