Jackson Lake State Park, Orchard

#219 of 244 in Nature in Colorado
This is about the Colorado State park. For others, see Jackson Lake State Park (disambiguation).Jackson Lake State Park is located northeast of Orchard, Colorado in western Morgan County, Colorado. It is situated on 2,411-acre (9.76 km2) 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.
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Jackson Lake State Park Reviews

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  • I've waited 2 months to write this review trying to calm down and hope I was just overreacting, but I'm still so disheartened by my experience. The lake was OK at best and the facilities were not...  more »
  • We parked at the beach area and immediately walking toward the sand the entire ground was infested with ants. It was like Fear Factor. Then, hoping to lie out on the sand near the water, that was...  more »
  • Boating was great.. had good time. Did not like the fact I got a 100 ticket for not having a 15 dollar float cushion. All other safety equipment was checked and in good standing. Thought a warning was more appropriate for this infraction.
  • Family get together. I have driven by this park a number of times. My daughter setup the time. I enjoyed the fishing with my grandson, even though he was a bit impatient. We both caught a wiper that was just under the limit. It was OK. We let them go. The exciting part was the rain storm that lasted about an hour while we were setting the tents up. It will make this trip unforgettable and fun.
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Duration: 2 hours