Lost Park Ranch is a covenant controlled community surrounded by the Pike National Forest with an average elevation of over 9,000 feet above sea level. Lost Park Ranch is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Jefferson, Colorado, on County Road 77 and consists of some 1,500-plus acres, made up of 275 lots, ranging from approximately 2 to 40 acres in size.
Lost Park Ranch came into being in 1978 and was developed by Ken Barber and William Poleson of the Rawhide Company in Colorado Springs. Lost Park Ranch Covenants require all owners to be members of both the Lost Park Ranch Owners Association (LPROA) and the Tarryall Fishing Club (TFC). LPROA manages the water augmentation plan for the subdivision which allows owners the right to drill a well.
Lost Park Ranch owners, together with Stagestop owners, have a private fishing lease for 10+ miles along Tarryall Creek and also use their three water augmentation ponds for fishing. The Tarryall Fishing Club was incorporated to manage the fishing rights.
The Tarryall Valley and the South Park area have a rich history. There are numerous web sites that provide historical information for the area. One that includes a timeline with significant events in our area’s history is the South Park National Heritage Area web site.