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Sylvan Lake State Park - one of Colorado's 'crown jewels' - will update management plan, public invited to offer input
EAGLE, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife faces enormous challenges as the agency continues to cope with a growing human population, dwindling wildlife habitat and a sharp increase in visitation at many state parks. At Sylvan Lake State Park - considered one of Colorado's recreational 'crown jewels' - park managers are meeting the coming challenges by updating the park's management plan, with the public's help.

Anyone interested in helping form the future of the park can come to CPW's Public Open House, June 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway Street. Park personnel will present information about the process, answer questions and take comments from the public.

Another option for input is through an online survey, available at, between June 7 through July 6, 2017.

Once public comments have been compiled, CPW will draft a management plan for public review this fall.

"This is a very popular park," said Sylvan Lake State Park Manager Mike Wall. "Renowned for it's natural beauty, we get thousands of visitors each year and that number will likely go up. It will be a challenge to keep the park in pristine condition while at the same time maintaining its reputation as a destination for outdoor recreationists."

The park, situated approximately 10 miles southeast of Eagle, offers fishing, camping, cabins, yurts, picnic areas and non-motorized water sports. Surrounded by the prime hunting and fishing areas of the White River National Forest, many visitors say the park offers some of the most beautiful scenery and best outdoor recreation in Colorado.

"We urge the public to get involved," said Wall. "Park visitors are a very critical component of our decision making process and we look forward to hearing what they have to say."

For more information about Sylvan Lake State Park, visit them on CPW's website, or call 970-328-2021.

Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
What: Sylvan Lake Management Plan - Public Open House and comment period
When: June 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Eagle Public Library - 600 Broadway Street, Eagle, Colo.