STERLING, Colo. - North Sterling State Park has opened for boating. Due to early season conditions, boaters must keep a lookout for possible floating debris and always be aware that unmarked hazards may exist. If debris or hazards are discovered, please notify the park staff. Before boating, check that your vessel has all of the required safety items on board.
All trailered vessels must go through an aquatic nuisance species (ANS) inspection prior to launching. The boat inspections are required prior to launch, so stop by the park office for more information. If you wish to boat outside of inspection hours, you must obtain a seal from a certified ANS boat inspector and go through the proper pre-inspection procedure. Remember to always clean, drain and dry your vessel to help prevent the spread of ANS.
North Sterling State Park, located in the northeastern Colorado town of Sterling, is a boater's paradise offering nearly 3,000 acres of pristine waters. The large, deep reservoir provides water related activities throughout summer months. An additional 2,800 acres of land support a wide variety of recreational activities, including bird-watching, wildlife viewing, hiking and more. The region is home to a diversity of wildlife and has a rich historical heritage. Additional information on North Sterling State Park is available at: www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/NorthSterling
Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado's 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado's economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state's favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us