Yampa River State Park

While the Visitor Center and Headquarters of Yampa River State Park are just west of Hayden, there are 13 access points to the Yampa River that stretch for 134 miles along the river, almost to Dinosaur National Monument. This means miles of excellent fishing opportunities and miles of Class I-V river boating. There are also 6 camping areas along the river. The main campground is at the Headquarters area with 50 campsites: 5 group campsites, 10 tent-only sites and 35 electrified RV-capable sites. Another aspect of the Yampa River State Park is the Elkhead Reservoir. Elkhead Reservoir is open to fishing and boating from 8 am to 10 pm. In the works are 2 swim beaches and multiple campsites.

A late summer view of the river area near Sunbeam
The Yampa River near Sunbeam, late summer

Photo of sunset at Yampa River State Park courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Copyright © Wayne Olsen
Other photo courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License