Paonia State Park

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Paonia State Park
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Location Gunnison County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Paonia, CO
Coordinates 38°58′58″N107°20′44″W / 38.98278°N 107.34556°W / 38.98278; -107.34556 Coordinates: 38°58′58″N107°20′44″W / 38.98278°N 107.34556°W / 38.98278; -107.34556
Area 1,857 acres (7.52 km2)
Established 1964
Governing body Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Paonia State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Gunnison County east of Paonia, Colorado. The 1,857-acre (7.52 km2) park in a canyon surrounding Paonia Reservoir on the North Fork Gunnison River was established in 1964. Park facilities include campsites, picnic sites and a boat ramp. Geologic formations from the Cretaceous and Paleocene periods are visible in the park, along with fossilized palm fronds and leaf imprints. Park uplands are gambel oak shrublands along with mixed conifer and aspen forests. Commonly seen wildlife includes, mule deer, elk, cottontail rabbit and marmot.

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