Jackson Lake State Park

A visit to Jackson Lake State Park, sometimes called “the oasis of the plains,” may have you wanting to stay longer than a day. And with over 250 campsites in seven campgrounds, the park makes it possible to do just that. Jackson Lake offers an abundance of family-friendly activities, such as fishing, boating and hunting, making it an attractive destination year-round. Check out the latest updates from the park on their Facebook page, @JacksonLakeSP.

Fort Morgan Museum

The Fort Morgan Library and Museum features exhibits focused on the local history of Morgan County. (Fort Morgan Times file photo)

For anyone traveling through Morgan County, a stop at the Fort Morgan Museum is well worth the detour off the interstate and into the city’s downtown. The museum offers interactive displays, cases of artifacts, lots of area history and details as well as special traveling exhibits, all free to visitors.

Riverside Park

Nestled alongside the South Platte River, Fort Morgan’s Riverside Park is the size of Central Park in New York City. In addition to 5.2 miles of improved trails through natural woodlands and wetlands, the park boasts multiple disc golf courses, two softball fields, multiple baseball diamonds, an inline skating rink, horseshoe pits, and basketball courts, sand volleyball pits, a stocked fishing pond, and a duck pond. There’s also a large playground, four picnic shelters, a pool complex with three outdoor pools, and plenty of grassy open space for recreation or relaxation. The park is also home to the historic Rainbow Bridge, built-in 1922, with its 11 arches that now serves as a pedestrian bridge after being closed to vehicles in 1987.

I-76 Speedway

If your idea of a great Saturday night includes engines revving and dirt flying, get your tickets to the I-76 Speedway. The 1/4-mile high-banked dirt oval track is located on the west side of Fort Morgan. The summer season features up to six divisions racing every other Saturday, April through October, and the track also offers a winter series starting in November.