Paonia State Park
|Paonia State Park|
|Location||Gunnison County, Colorado, USA|
|Nearest city||Paonia, CO|
|Area||1,857 acres (7.52 km2)|
|Governing body||Colorado State Parks|
Paonia State Park, is a Colorado State Park located in Gunnison County east of Paonia, Colorado. The 1,857-acre (7.52 km2) park in a canyon surrounding Paonia Reservoir on the North Fork Gunnison River was established in 1964. Park facilities include campsites, picnic sites and a boat ramp. Geologic formations from the Cretaceous and Paleocene periods are visible in the park, along with fossilized palm fronds and leaf imprints. Park uplands are gambel oak shrublands along with mixed conifer and aspen forests. Commonly seen wildlife includes, mule deer, elk, cottontail rabbit and marmot.