Pearl Lake State Park, located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a great RV destination, especially if you enjoy quiet water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding. Located at Pearl Lake, the campground has two loops and 36 sites.  Loop 1 is directly above the water, with easy access for boaters and paddleboarders. Beware: no swimming is allowed!

Loop 2 sits higher above the water but has great views of the lake and nearby mountains. Water is available, but hookups aren’t at every site. Fill up as you come in and you’ll be fine. Pearl Lake State Park does not have electrical hookups but sunlight is plentiful, so consider using your solar panel or purchasing one from us before you go.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife highly recommends reservations here.  The park is popular and sites are limited.  According to the Pearl Lake webpage amenities include:

  • Level Parking Areas
  • Table
  • Fire ring
  • 14 x 14 ft tent pads. All tents and equipment need to be set up on the high-use pads.
  • Drinking water is available from hydrants located throughout the campground.
  • Facilities include vault toilets and one flush toilet in the lower loop.
  • Pearl Lake campers may use shower, laundry and dump station facilities at nearby Steamboat Lake State Park.

Along with wake-less boating, Pearl Lake State Park has a great hiking trail that runs alongside the lake and then turns into the surrounding National Forest.  The trail has several steep hills but provides hikers and bikers with beautiful views of wildflowers and wild forests.   If you’re biking, the ride up may be a little tough, but the ride back down is sweet!

In our experience, Pearl Lake is a great little campground. It’s quiet, remote, and has plenty to do with its own amenities and those of nearby Steamboat Lake State Park.