Pearl Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide


When you’re looking for serenity and stunning mountain views, head straight for Pearl Lake State Park. Here, a silent lake sparkles among the peaks, surrounded by lush forests and views of Hahns Peak. And thanks to the park’s no-wake rule, you’re guaranteed a peaceful camping experience. Spend your days hiking and biking in the forest, paddling the lake, or fishing for trout. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the park in the busy summer season because the heavy winter snows transform the area into a wonderland that’s perfect for ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Located 25 miles north of the ski-resort town of Steamboat Springs and 180 miles from Denver, this park is relatively easy to access, even in a large RV.

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Spring 20-60 F
Summer 45-75 F
Fall 21-67 F
Winter 13-36 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Pearl Lake State Park

Given the cool evenings and snowy winters of the high Rockies, an RV offers the ideal way to camp at Pearl Lake State Park. With your motorhome or trailer in camp, you’ll always have a place to rest during summer thunderstorms. If you haven’t committed to a model yet, an RV rental is a great way to try out the one you’ve had in mind.

Pearl Lake State Park Campground

With 36 sites located next to the lake, the Pearl Lake State Park Campground allows full immersion in the wilderness for tents and small RVs. Each spot has a fire ring and a picnic table, and water is available nearby. There aren’t showers or a dump station, but your nightly rate entitles you to use the facilities at Steamboat Lake State Park. If you want the best water views, book a site in the Lower Loop. Keep in mind that this campground is closed from mid-October until the winter snows melt. From May through the end of September, sites are $24 per night; from opening until the beginning of May, they’re $16 per night.

Steamboat Lake State Park Campgrounds

Located less than 8 miles from Pearl Lake, Steamboat Lake State Park Campgrounds offer 188 spots. If you’re in a big rig, this is a great alternative to Pearl Lake. It’s also a good option for winter RV camping; the parking lot of the marina has 14 electric sites that are available year-round. The rest of the park offers picnic tables, fire rings, and tent pads along with access to hot showers, a dump station, bathrooms, and a laundry room. Some spots offer electric hookups. Nearby, you can access the massive Steamboat Lake, which offers swimming, boating, and fishing. Electric sites are $32 in the summer and $24 in the winter; basic sites are $24 in the summer and $16 in the winter.

Steamboat Springs KOA Holiday

Do you want full hookups for your trip to Pearl Lake State Park? Steamboat Springs KOA Holiday, which is located 26 miles south, is the closest option. This park offers 50-amp electricity, Wi-Fi, and Cable TV, and you can buy propane and firewood on-site. If you’re coming with the family, check out the seasonal swimming pool, the fishing area, and the mini-golf course. Bring RVs up to 60 feet long; many sites offer plenty of room for slide-outs. Nightly rates vary, but most sites are more than $50.

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What to Do at
Pearl Lake State Park

Inside Pearl Lake State Park

As soon as you set up camp at Pearl Lake State Park, head straight for the water. There, you can hike along the shore, fish for trout, or take a canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or another wakeless boat across the glassy surface. If you’re interested in hiking or mountain biking, start at the trail that runs from the boat ramp; it connects to the multi-use Coulton Creek Trail. Winter brings a slew of new activities, including ice fishing. Bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis to explore the mountains, or explore via snowmobile (just be sure to get a registration from the visitor center in Steamboat Springs first).

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How to Get to
Pearl Lake State Park

To get to Pearl Lake State Park from Steamboat Springs, take Highway 129 north. You can also take Highway 129 south from Highway 70 as it runs through southern Wyoming.

Entering Pearl Lake State Park

Pearl Lake State Park is open all year. Making reservations prior to your visit is always a good idea. 

Pearl Lake State Park Per vehicle : $9.0

Pearl Lake State Park Individual : $4.0

If you want a relaxing camping trip, Pearl Lake State Park is the perfect retreat. When you head to the park, be sure to tag RVshare in your social media posts so that our team can follow along with your adventures. You can also email photos and tips to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions About Pearl Lake State Park

What is the climate of Pearl Lake State Park?

Pearl Lake State Park typically experiences moderate summers, but the winters are very harsh. It can be as cold as 13 degrees from November through February, with lots of snow. The summers range from 43 to 78 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Pearl Lake State Park?

Winter is a great time to visit Pearl Lake State Park if you enjoy ice fishing, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing. Otherwise, you'll experience the warmest, most pleasant weather during summer.

Are pets allowed at Pearl Lake State Park?

You're allowed to have pets with you at Pearl Lake State Park, but they must remain on leashes of six feet or less. Additionally, all dogs must be licensed, tagged, and vaccinated to enter the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Pearl Lake State Park?

The park is home to a campground with 36 sites, all of which can accommodate RVs. However, the sites are all primitive, so none of them feature hookups. The campground is closed from mid-October until the snow melts.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Pearl Lake State Park?

Pearl Lake State Park is home to a diverse selection of wildlife. The area is inhabited by red foxes, porcupines, mule deer, beavers, American martens, weasels, salamanders, frogs, great blue herons, owls, and various other species.