Jackson Lake State Park, Orchard

#200 of 206 in Nature in Colorado
Jackson Lake State Park is located northeast of Orchard, Colorado in western Morgan County, Colorado. It is situated on 2411acre Jackson reservoir and was built in the early 20th century. The reservoir receives water from the South Platte River and stores it for irrigation throughout the summer months.The park offers 260 camping spaces, fishing, boating, and various other activities such as bird watching, hunting, and an OHV track.This park should not be confused with Jackson Lake near Mancos, Colorado.
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  • Typical camp sites and amenities, but it's completely undermined by dawn to dusk battle with flies. Been this way every time we've been to Jackson Lake (4). Doesn't seem to matter the time of year? Pe...  more »
  • We've been going to Jackson's lake for many years and have always enjoyed camping there with family and friends. In the past we have brought our own JetSki's but this year we thought we would rent the...  more »
  • Camped for 2 nights in a 31 foot travel trailer. It was okay. We stayed in the Northview area. The sites were nice and relatively level. Not very good access to the the water. The mosquitos were nasty...  more »
  • One of the best Camping adventures in a very long time. The campsite was large with power and within walking distance for toilets. Bring your own TP. Water is turned off due to weather but just prepare. The lake was partially frozen over and when it warmed up during the day you could here the ice cracking all the way around the lake. Erie at night but awesome at first light. The eagles catching fish and eating it on the Ice, were magnificent to watch. All in all, fantastic 2 day adventure. Thanks also to the Park Rangers. Very friendly and knowledgeable. ✔️
  • If you are looking for solitude and quiet this is the place during the weekdays in the off season. Wide open spaces, outstanding bird watching and top notch warm water fishing. Very helpful staff and good facilities.
  • This park is great. I love walking around this area. There is never a dull moment. I always want to come here on a nice day. The sun is always out when I arrive. I usually bring my dog and she runs around all day long. I miss living here because of this park. Thanks for all the good memories!
  • I love Colorado, I love to fish and explore new things. Jackson lake provides everything you need. A lake, campgrounds, rv hookup, fishing, boating, hunting. What else can you ask for?
  • I absolutely love it here! I have been going since I was a baby. Has amazing wild life, sunsets, fishing. its one of the best kept secrets in Colorado especially for being a warm lake you can swim in!
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