This beautiful park, created with the Ridgway Reservoir at its heart, offers breathtaking scenery, three campgrounds with modern amenities, three cozy yurts for overnight stays, playgrounds, and group event facilities. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the many hiking and biking trails along with birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. The park is a favorite for fishing, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, standup paddle boarding, picnicking, and swimming.
In winter, the park is a peaceful, beautiful place to stay when visiting for skiing, ice climbing, snow shoeing, and hot springs. Hiking and sledding are fun snowy season activities in the park, plus winter fishing at the park is also quite satisfying. A yurt stay surrounded by snow-covered mountains is simply magical. The RV/yurt area has a heated flush restroom accessible year round. Plus, a walk-in type of camping site is open during the colder months for the very hearty.
Dogs are welcome in the park, as long as they stay with their owners at all times. Even two rental yurts are pet-friendly.
Education programs for the public begin on Memorial Day weekend and go throughout the summer each year. Program dates and times can be found on the park's Facebook page.
Undoubtedly one of the nicest state parks in Colorado if not the entire US. Incredible park staff, too. Beautiful and well maintained park thanks to the hard working and dedicated professionals at Ridgway State Park. You won't be disappointed if you visit.
The Park Visitor Center has many items that it lends for free to make trips more fun: fishing poles and tackle; life jackets; and "Family Activity Backpacks" fully equipped with journals, binoculars, magnifiers, guidebooks and magnifying bug boxes, along with suggested activities and fun facts sheets. If interested in borrowing any of these items, contact a ranger or inquire at the Visitor Center. Snowshoes are lent out in the winter as well.
The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19, and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).
P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432