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State Forest State Park

56750 Highway 14

The ultimate in rugged Colorado, State Forest State Park offers visitors 71,000 acres of forest, jagged peaks, alpine lakes, wildlife and miles of trails. The park stretches along the west side of the Medicine Bow Mountains and into the north end of the Never Summer Range.

Moose is our claim to fame. North Park is considered the moose viewing capital of Colorado, with over 600 moose to be observed year-round.

The State Forest State Park has something for everyone in every season. With so much room and diversity, visitors can experience a bountiful array of outdoor recreational favorites such as camping, hiking, four-wheeling, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, telemarking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, birding, wildlife viewing and geocaching.


Sue Misiak

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Camped at Ranger Lakes this week- beautiful setting. Even more beautiful was the help we got from the park staff when my husband’s car got a flat tire. A great big thank you to MATT, one of the Park maintenance people who changed it and the woman who worked in the Visitor Center who got Matt for us. I wanted to give this young man some money for his efforts, but he refused it. He said it was part of his job to help people and that I could give a donation to the park - which I did. Good people working and serving at State Forest State Park.

Shane Keough

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
This is a great place to camp in the Colorado mountains that is off the beaten path. A daily park pass fee of $7 and camping fee of $18 will get you a site for RV or tent, with a picnic table, pull through and back ins available. Supposed to be lots of moose but we didn't see any. Still worth the drive, about 90 minutes from Fort Collins.

Jake Patton

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Great place to go fishing, camping, and for some easy 4x4 trails. You can rent a cabin or bring your own shelter from tents to campers. Great place to see bald eagles, moose and deer. Don't forget to stop at the Mish and have some great food on the way up if coming from Fort Collins on 14. Also lots of places to stop on the way up to take pics by the river.

Paul Wolff

Sunday, March 18, 2018
I always like making the trek up there. There is a good amount of wildlife and it's nice being near a lake. I like that most sites are fairly secluded, except for a few places. The setup for a tent is nice, but bring a pad. Also, drive g in stakes can be tough... We just find a good spot or re-angle. We always enjoy it there... The weather can get rough, just be prepared.

Wyatt Ryan

Friday, July 27, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous place to check out. Tons of trails up and around the mountains. Highly recommended if looking for a dog friendly place.

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