Sylvan provides serenity in an alpine park perfect for daydreaming. Non-motorized boating and non-electrical camping offer the opportunity for quiet recreation at this gateway to the White River National Forest and the Holy Cross Wilderness. Overnight visitors can camp, stay in a cabin or lounge in a yurt while gazing at majestic mountains piercing the deep blue sky. At Sylvan Lake State Park, visitors leave the fast pace behind. Year-round, Sylvan is a break from the daily grind. It's home away from home. Spring, summer and fall are all about fishing, hiking, nature study, boating (non-motorized or electric trolling motors, only) and picnicking. Winters blanket of snow provides snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and access to snowmobile trails.

Great views at the top if you go off trail to the north.

Great fishing

Great for lunch and a comfortable and beautiful hike.

Really pretty lake with pristine waters . There were so many bugs which detracted from the walk quite a bit for me.

4 months ago

5 months ago

So many other prettier hikes in the area. The wildflowers were gorgeous, though.

9 months ago

11 months ago

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beautiful easy hike around the lake. Great for families!

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Absolutely beautiful! Great hike around the lake about a 2 mile hike. Loved it! Pretty easy trail for. Family.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

great not to hard not to easy great views of the lake and change in scenery.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Great trail. Very scenic lake. Fishing in the lake was fair.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

We took a trail off to the right of the lake along the creek - end of summer and beautiful. Thru the fields and around the area. Easy for the kids and great picture taking.