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    Year-Round Events

    Our fairs, festivals and seasonal events are perfect for a Colorado road trip to Sterling and Logan County.

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    Free Range Tourism

    Be ready to get off the beaten path, and escape to explore at your own pace.

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    Historic Downtown

    The charming town square is a mix of grand historical buildings, vibrant shops, restaurants, and trendy brewery.

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    Outdoor Activities

    Find your place here for action sports, hunting and fishing, bird watching, hiking, biking, shooting sports, golfing, boating and more.

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    North Sterling State Park

    Majestic bluffs and expansive golden prairie views of the past greet modern visitors to North Sterling State Park.

Welcome to Sterling & Logan County, Colorado

Take a fresh look at Northeast Colorado. Be a part of our history. Explore shops and eateries. Step into wide-open spaces. All at your own pace.

If you're looking for a Colorado road trip a little outside of the usual, Logan County is the perfect destination for weekend getaways and special visits. This is where you are encouraged to roam freely! Discover our museums and historical sites. Tour our collection of hand-carved tree sculptures and see why Sterling is called the "City of Living Trees." Travel through the natural beauty of the high plains to enjoy all sorts of activities in the great outdoors. Experience our lifestyle at year-round events.

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Winter Activities in Logan County

A Guide to Sterling’s Outdoor Winter Activities

If you’re looking for an outdoor activity that’s both fun and picturesque, Sterling offers a variety of activities for the winter adventurer! Try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, bird watching, winter camping, or stargazing at one of our beautiful outdoor destinations.

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Snowshoeing and Cross-country Skiing

North Sterling State Park’s six-mile trail system offers visitors a chance to explore the area and take in the stunning winter views. With the recent snowfall, the trails are in perfect condition! Here is a link to the trail map

There are also 130 acres of municipal park space in Sterling, with maintained paths and easy, beginner cross-country skiing opportunities, close to downtown. Head to Columbine Park, Pioneer Park, or Overland Trail Recreation Area, and then warm up with hot coffee or hot chocolate at the Old Library Mercantile, Simkins Parlour, or Hot Java Espresso

Birdwatching

If you’re a birdwatcher, you’ll be pleased to know that North Sterling State Park is an excellent spot for bald eagle viewing in January and February. The eagles typically hang out on the ice, so be sure to bring your binoculars! Download a complete Bird Species List or pick one up ​at the Visitor Center. You can also head to the Prewitt State Wildlife Area and the Jumbo State Wildlife Area, which both offer excellent bird-watching opportunities.

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Ice Fishing

Ice fishing for crappie and walleye at North Sterling State Park is a great way to spend a cold winter day with friends and family! But safety should always be the number one priority. Review the safety precautions before going out onto a frozen lake, pond or river, to reduce the risk of falling through the ice. The reservoir is typically iced over until about the middle or end of February and is open to boating around the first of March or so, which means absolutely no ice by the first of March. Park Passes are required year-round. You can also head to the Prewitt State Wildlife Area and the Jumbo State Wildlife Area, which both have beautiful reservoirs.

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Winter Camping

Who says there’s no camping in February? Not Sterling! North Sterling State Park offers winter camping in Elks Campground, open year-round, located north of the dam with 50 electric sites and a trailer dump station. Vault restrooms are available year-round throughout the park. Camping reservations are required, which can be made the day you plan to arrive at the park or up to six months in advance. Campsite reservations may be made by calling 1-800-244-5613​ or by reserving online. Please see the North Sterling camping​ page for more details, or view campsite pictures on its Facebook Page

Stargazing

Sit by the campfire gazing at the bright stars above while the coyotes sing their nightly song in the distance! North Sterling State Park is categorized as Class 3 on the Bortle Scale (which is a way of measuring the quality [brightness] of the night sky for a particular location) meaning the sky is crowded with stars, extending to the horizon in all directions. In the absence of haze, the Milky Way can be seen. Clouds appear is black silhouettes against the sky, and the stars look large and close. Please check the fire restrictions before you build a fire.

 

 

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