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State Forest State Park, Walden

#89 of 243 in Nature in Colorado
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State Forest State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Jackson and Larimer counties east of Walden, Colorado, United States. The 70,838-acre (286.67 km2) park was established in 1970 in the Medicine Bow Range of the Rocky Mountains. Facilities include a visitors' center, 187 campsites (including RV and tent sites), over 60 dispersed camping sites, 15 cabins and yurts, picnic sites, boat ramps and 94 miles (151 km) of hiking trails.
About 52,000 acres (210 km2) of the park are forested in lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, Colorado blue spruce, aspen and other species. An unprecedented epidemic of Mountain pine beetle is currently reshaping the park's flora landscape. Wildlife in the park includes moose ("Moose is our claim to fame"), bighorn sheep, black bear, mule deer and elk.
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  • Had a very enjoyable camping trip, stayed at ranger lakes campground. But be prepared for mosquitos!  more »
  • We didn't have much luck seeing wildlife with only a few deer and a bald eagle. We stayed on North Michigan lake and it was beautiful there. The campsites are spaced well. The trails we walked...  more »
  • This is a really nice state park. There are hiking and biking trails, great mountain views, fishing lakes. We stayed at Ranger Lakes campground. Many pines were destroyed by beetle kill so it will take some time for the forest to recover.
  • Spent weekend tent camping. Was quiet and had the most beautiful night skies. Deer casually walk around. Pet friendly, great hiking trails.

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