Elkhead Reservoir State Park is located in the Yampa Valley in northwestern Colorado. Home to a 900-acre reservoir, this state park provides endless recreational opportunities including boating, swimming, picnicking, wildlife watching, hiking, fishing, biking, camping and countless opportunities for photos.
The newly built Bear’s Ears campground at Elkhead Reservoir includes 16 campsites with fire pits, picnic tables and shade shelters.
Watchable wildlife is abundant at Elkhead Reservoir right now in June. There are lots of little critters running around. Depending on the season, large herds of elk, deer and pronghorn can be seen in and around the park. Hawks, eagles and owls are regularly seen throughout the year. Also found in the area are bears, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions which are not seen daily, but pass through on a regular basis.