NORTH STERLING STATE PARK PHOTOS
This large, spacious reservoir on the high plains draws locals and tourists alike from May through September and waterfowl hunters during the hunting season. North Sterling State Park is a gateway to fun and relaxation. Elks Campground is open year-round.
A boater’s paradise, this large irrigation reservoir offers great coves and fingers to explore during the spring and summer months. Anglers, boaters and water skiers enjoy the water all day, while land lovers hike, bike, or picnic.
North Sterling carefully monitors the activity of hawks and eagles in the vicinity of the park. For the most current information on eagle and hawk sightings, check the “Birding” section of the Park Activities page.
Horses are allowed along the South Shoreline trail, south of the Inlet Canal and footbridge. Park at the East Trailhead parking lot, just south of the Inlet on CR-33.
The park is OPEN to hunting at this time between the Inlet Canal and the West Trailhead. See the Hunting page under Park Activities for more information on designated hunting areas and suggestions. Hunting is permitted during legal seasons for small game, waterfowl, and archery deer, using shotgun and archery methods in designated hunting areas only. NO RIFLES. NO TURKEY HUNTING on the park.
The archery range is open sunrise to sunset daily. 11 stations with 18 targets including three sight-in targets at 20, 30, and 40 yards that are also ADA accessible. Located east of balanced rock, just north of the outlet canal. No special fees, only a valid Colorado State Parks Pass is required. Children 16 and under must be supervised by an adult. Field tips or target tips only, therefore, NO BROADHEADS ALLOWED.
PARK HOURS & FEES