Sweitzer Lake State Park

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Sweitzer Lake State Park
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Location Delta County, Colorado, United States
Nearest city Delta, CO
Coordinates 38°42′44″N108°02′27″W / 38.71222°N 108.04083°W / 38.71222; -108.04083 Coordinates: 38°42′44″N108°02′27″W / 38.71222°N 108.04083°W / 38.71222; -108.04083
Area210 acres (85 ha)
Established1960
Visitors55,824 [1] (in 2009-10)
Governing body Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Sweitzer Lake State Park is a Colorado state park located in Delta County 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Delta, Colorado. The 210-acre (85 ha) park established in 1960 includes a 137-acre (55 ha) reservoir. Facilities include a boat ramp, swim beach and picnic sites. [2] Birdwatchers have spotted 170 different species in the park. [1] A portion of the park's land was donated by the eponymous Morgan Sweitzer in order to develop it as a recreation destination. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Sylvan Lake Fact Sheet" (PDF). Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  2. "Sweitzer Lake State Park". Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  3. "Volunteer Outdoors Colorado". 2010-12-03. Archived from the original on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2019-12-15.