The Yampa River Botanic Park is a six acre botanical garden found off of United States Highway 40 on Pamela Lane just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The park can be found in a valley next to the Yampa River, the actual address is 75 Anglers Drive. The park has a sixty-day period where the growing season is frost free. There are a number of individual gardens within the park.
There is no charge for admission to the Yampa River Botanical Park. The park is open during the spring until the first heavy snow from sunup until sundown. The facilities can be used for special events such as weddings. The beauty of the garden attracts a number of butterflies and birds; there are also walkways and benches so that visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll or a picnic.
Facilities at the Yampa River Botanic Park can be rented through Steamboat Springs. The facilities are rented out for the exact amount of time required to complete the event. Those wishing to rent the facilities should include the time they require to set-up and clean-up after the event when making the reservations. There is a check in the amount of $100 required as a damage deposit. Anything over eight hours is charged as a full day and quoted rates do not include taxes. When serving alcohol there is a $500 damage deposit required.
The rates for fee for renting the facilities at the Yampa River Botanic Park for up to three hours is $400 with $100 charged for every hour after that. The Olympian Hall at the park is $40 an hour or $320 a day for private use, non-profits pay $15 to $20 an hour or $120 to $200 per day. The rental of the facility is $80 per hour and $640 per day for profit organizations, the fireplace room is $25 an hour. The Community Center can be contacted to confirm the rates of this facility.
Yampa River Botanic Park's rate to rent the Beach at Howelsen Hill is $10 per hour. The Mesa School House at the park can also be rented at a rate of $25 an hour or $200 per day for private use. Non-profits can rent the facility for $5 to $15 per hour or a charge of $40 to $120 each day. Use by profit organizations is not permitted.
The Yampa River Botanic Park can easily be reached by car. The park is between the Mountain and downtown Steamboat Springs just off of United States Highway 40. When you reach the traffic light at Sinclair Station turn onto the Trafalgar Lane heading west and take a left to get on Pamela Lane. From here you will drive to the parking lot's far end in order to park at the corner in the far left. You will be close to the sign for Yampa River Botanic Park. You can reach the lane here.
When traveling by bike or on foot you will find a gate leading into the park on the trail for Yampa River Core located between the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park and the soccer fields at Emerald Park.