Sylvan Lake State Park's reservoir dam will be replaced, visitors advised of construction
Credit: CPW News Release
EAGLE, Colo. - Work to replace the dam at Sylvan Lake State Park is underway and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising visitors to be aware of a few, temporary inconveniences this summer, including heavy construction traffic.
To facilitate the work on the dam, park officials will drain the reservoir leaving a small conservation pool for remaining fish. In the interest of public safety, the area around the lake area is now closed to public use, including campgrounds, cabins and access to lake fishing.
Park officials say anglers can still fish in East and West Brush Creeks.
Other attractions remain accessible during construction, including a four-mile section of the West Brush Creek Trail from Bear Gulch to the Meadows day-use area. Yurts remain open to campers with a reservation and the park's Visitor Center is fully staffed.
Officials anticipate construction to be complete by winter of 2018 and visitors will once again have full access to the scenic park.
Surrounded by the White River National Forest and featuring abundant wildlife-related recreation, excellent fishing, hiking trails, day-use areas and campsites, Sylvan Lake State Park is considered to be one of Colorado's 'crown jewels.'
For more information, visit Sylvan Lake State Park's web page, or call the Visitor's Center at 970-328-2021.