About This Place
Palmer Lake is a Statutory Town in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,179 at the 2000 census. Palmer Lake was founded by General William Jackson Palmer in 1871. The town was soon incorporated in 1889.
Palmer Lake is one of three communities in the Tri-Lakes region between Denver and Colorado Springs. Located off Interstate 25 near two major metropolitan centers, Palmer Lake is a growing community on the Front Range.
Downtown Palmer Lake, though small, features cozy restaurants, a library, town hall, and an historical museum. Visitors can enjoy fine dining, a coffee shop, bakery, antique shopping, botiques and art galleries.