Paonia State Park

State: Colorado

Address 1: P O Box 147

City: Crawford

Zip: 81415

Phone: 970-921-5721

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 13

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

Plunge deep into nature at this narrow lake park. Steep mountainsides, pristine water, alpine scenery and peaceful environment make Paonia a haven for water and nature lovers.

Camp near a babbling stream, water-ski on a mountain reservoir, have a picnic, observe wildlife, all in view of the majestic Ragged Mountains. The park’s natural beauty and abundance of wildflowers make it a “must see” for photographers and nature lovers.
Colorado State Parks in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently rehabilitated several areas of the park. Visitors can relax here; for one day or for several.

Spruce campground, located next to Highway 133, offers eight campsites in a scenic setting with towering blue spruce trees and a babbling stream a few feet away.

Hawsapple campground, across the stream, is popular with water skiers.

All campsites have a picnic table, a fire ring and nearby vault toilets. Sorry, there’s no drinking water available in the park.