About Spring Valley
Volcanic tuff and sediment give Spring Valley State Park a beautiful light-gray, pink and white backdrop. A popular area for boating, swimming and camping, the park also allows visitors the opportunity to tour historic ranches built in the late 1800s. The 59-acre Eagle Valley Reservoir offers fisherman an opportunity to catch rainbow, tiger and German brown trout, and attracts an array of waterfowl and shore birds, including mallards, herons, avocets and the infrequent, yet beautiful, trumpeter swan. Campers and hikers share the canyons and valleys with soaring eagles, hawks and songbirds.
Facilities & Amenities:
Camping: Horsethief Gulch Campground, the main campground, is located just west of Eagle Valley Reservoir. It has 37 campsites, each with table, grill and shade ramada, as well as three restrooms, two with showers. Water is also available. Ranch Campground is located two miles north of the main campground. This facility has seven campsites with tables and grills. Water and primitive restrooms are available. The camping limit is seven days in a 30-day period.
Group Area: Day and overnight groups are accommodated at the south end of the reservoir. Reservations should be made in advance.
Picnicking/Day Use: The day use picnic area is located next to the boat launch at the reservoir. It includes eight picnic sites, each with table and grill, a restroom and a fish cleaning station.
Boat Launch: A boat launch is located on the south shore of the reservoir adjacent to the day use picnic areas. A ramp, dock and temporary docking slips are available.
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Eagle Valley Reservoir is the primary attraction at Spring Valley State Park. The 65-acre reservoir is currently managed as a put-and-take sport fishery. Rainbow trout is the primary species.
Hiking: A developed trail connects the Stone Cabin and Ranch Campground. Walks around the reservoir are popular and allow terrific views of the valley.