Sunrise Vista is one of the two campgrounds located in Steamboat Lake State Park and is about a quarter of a mile from the marina and Dutch Hill Campground. Steamboat Lake State Park is located at 8,000 feet in the Willow Creek Valley just 30 miles north of Steamboat Springs.
The campground offers a total of 113 sites separated into six different loops. Arnica, Harebell, and Rosecrown loops contain 75 standard non-electric sites. Larkspur, Lupine, and Yarrow loops contain 38 electric sites. All the sites in the campground provide level parking areas, a picnic table, fire pit and a 14-foot by 14-foot tent pad. All tents must be setup on the high-use tent pads to ensure the surrounding flora is not disturbed. Coin-operated showers, laundry facilities, and dump station facilities are available at the marina.
Reservations are available from Memorial Day weekend through mid-September, and due to the popularity of the park you should make your reservations early. The campground is open year round with prices dropping to $18 for a basic site and $24 for an electric site October 1 through April 30, but all sites are first-come, first-served. In addition, there are 14 electric sites available in the marina parking lot during the winter.
Camping in Steamboat Lake State Park is a great way to enjoy the area's recreational offerings. Whether you're looking to spend a day playing on the lake, camping in the wildflowers and under the stars, or fishing for trout, you won't be disappointed with a visit to the park.
While spending time at the park, keep your eyes to the sky as there are over 200 species of migratory and resident birds including red-winged blackbird, downy woodpeckers, western bluebird, great blue heron, western screech owl, osprey, and northern harrier. Other wildlife that have been known to pass through the park include mule deer, red fox, and the occasional black bear.