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Please help welcome the Marina’s newest rental fleet member! The MasterCraft “X-Star” 450 horsepower beast. Rental of this machine comes with a pilot/coach and all the wakeboard, water ski and wakesurf equipment you can handle. Give us a call to inquire about rates and availability.
As a father myself, there’s nothing I love more than spending time with family and friends on the lake. Here are a few photos that sum up my love for this place more than words can say. Be sure to check out our frequently updated “Daily Photos” for a photo timeline of how much this place evolves. As famed skier/videographer Warren Miller likes to say: If you can’t make it to Steamboat Lake this summer, you’ll just be another year older when you do (or something like that!):
Here’s a hi-speed look at the scenic drive into the Steamboat Lake Marina and the lake’s edge. Just think… if you visited the lake this summer, this view could be ALL YOURS!
Perhaps it’s because we feed them lots of sugar, but the hummingbirds of Steamboat Lake LOVE the feeders outside our office. The birds can be seen constantly throughout the day and have become extremely tame to our presence. They’ve even been known to land on your hand, as demonstrated by our owner Karl.
There are all sorts of wonderful people that surround Steamboat Lake and the North Routt County community with fun and flair. Flipping through my “Rumors” newsletter as of late (“an honest little newspaper dedicated to the community it serves”) I recenly read all about the Bessey family.
Owners of the Hahn’s Peak Cafe, Katie and D.J. Bessey run a true mom-n-pop operation. Mostly because they have two kids who are often seen around the establishment. With their son Sal and the recent birth of their daughter Ramona, the Bessey bunch is now a family of 4 lovely people who enjoy the heck out of what they do.
As the story goes, Katie admits to once living a nomadic lifestyle of sorts, mostly revolving around the locale of her favorite musical band. She’d follow various shows and learned a certain appreciation for the art of music making along the way. You’ll now find many entertaining acts booked for gigs within the Cafe and chances are good that Katie will have situated herself near center stage.
Mom & Pop or not, the Hahn’s Peak Cafe is a fixture in our area. The food is delicious and the desserts are to die for (baked lovingly by Katie herself). So if you find yourself around Steamboat Lake with a growl in your tummy, make sure to stop by and grab a bite at the Cafe. But be warned, the sign on the door boldly states that “If you’re in a hurry, you’re in the wrong place” and they mean it. The Hahn’s Peak Cafe is all about taking your time to appreciate what’s truly important and they’ll hold you to it!
If you are looking for a genuine Rocky Mountain experience this summer, consider camping alongside Steamboat Lake within the Steamboat Lake State Park. The park offers 188 campsites and many are very near the shoreline. There are sites that offer electric hook-ups (50amp) for those traveling with RVs and other more rustic sites for those looking to enjoy simplified accomodations.
The Dutch Hill campground is nearest to the Marina, swim beach, dump station and the camper services building. For those looking to capture the most scenic views of the lake, we recommend checking out the Bridge Island sites.
The Sunrise Vista campground includes an amphitheater and is connected to the Marina via a 1/4 mile foot trail. There are 6 loops and 113 sites included in the Sunrise Vista area of the park.
What you can expect from every site is a level parking area, picnic table, fire ring and a 14′ x 14′ tent pad. All tents and equipment need to be set up on these high use pads. The Camper Services building includes coin-operated laundry, coin-operated showers and dump station facilities. For those traveling with a boat, the launch is near the Camper Services building as well as the Marina. We sell firewood at the Marina so plan to stock up on pre-cut bundles when you arrive and leave the fallen wood in the park where it lies.
Camping rates range from $16/night for non-electric sites to $20/night for sites with electric. Camping permits are required in addition to a daily or annual vehicle pass. Advance campsite reservations can and should be made prior to your arrival to ensure you have a spot.
Click here for a complete campground map and enjoy your time at the Steamboat Lake State Park!
If you’ve never seen a “water blob” before, let me tell you that they can be a TON of fun. I would love the State Park to get one of these at the lake this summer but as you will see from this clip, there are inherant risks.
If you are planning to bring your boat to Steamboat Lake and the Steamboat Lake State Park this summer, we’d love to have you! There are two boat ramps available for full-size boats on the lake; Placer Cove and the Dutch Hill Area. The Sage Flats ramp is for use with launching small boats only.
The Marina offers overnight dock rentals, fuel, concessions, camping supplies, firewood and a whole lot more. For our visitors staying at the park can store boat trailers west of the Marina. Complete boat registration details can be found on the Colorado State Parks website.
A Day Permit or a Parks Pass is required to access the park and the boat ramps. Annual Parks Passes can be purchased for $60 per vehicle and there are discounts for seniors, veterans and those that are disabled.
In response to various threats such as Zebra and Quagga Mussels, all boats must first be inspected by a Colorado State Parks Ranger in order to prevent the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species. Inspections will include a thorough scan of all boats and floating devices including their content, motors, trailers and associated equipment.
For those that don’t plan to bring their own boat but would love the opportunity to explore the lake from the water, please allow us to help you with the perfect Steamboat Lake boat rentals.