On the northeastern plains of Colorado north of Sterling, CO is North Sterling State Park centered on the North Sterling Reservoir and surrounded by prairie grasslands on all sides with bluffs to the north and ranchlands to the east. Mostly drawing visitors for the water-based recreation opportunities such as boating, water skiing and fishing, this area has a few short hiking trails through the area campgrounds and along the south shore. The on-site Elks Campground is open year-round. This is a fee area.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round; 6AM to 10PM except camping (24 hours) 1,360 acres Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed on leash 6 4,010ft - 4,160ft

North Sterling State Park Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
Area Trailheads:
1 - Balanced Rock Trailhead
2 - North Sterling Main Trailhead
3 - South Shoreline East Trailhead
4 - South Shoreline Southeast Trailhead
5 - South Shoreline West Trailhead
6 - Swim Beach Trailhead
Area Campgrounds: