This is a photo from the 1980s before the dam was built creating the reservoir in the 1989. (click the photo for more info on Stagecoach Dam)
Stagecoach State Park sets the stage for great recreation in the lush Yampa Valley near Steamboat Springs. Vistas and views are backdrops to the 820 surface acre reservoir providing renown lake and river fishing. A year-round destination, the park makes a great base camp to explore the variety of festivals, sports, activities, and attractions of the area. Off-season and weekday visits are wonderfully serene, providing great opportunities to take pleasure in the land, water and nature without the crowds. Cabin fever in the winter can be relieved by camping in one of the four electrical sites maintained just for winter camping. Winter is especially quiet, offering trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to those seeking a less commercial experience. In summer, water sports enthusiasts enjoy the many ways to recreate at the reservoir. With Colorado’s population booming, stagecoach is slowing growing into a thriving community. Only a short drive from Steamboat, it offers a slower pace with quick access to all of the amenities of Steamboat.