Lost Lake Campground-Paonia RD

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Lost Lake Campground is a great place for families to camp. Kids and parents alike will enjoy fishing and hiking around Lost Lake, Dollar Lake and Lost Lake Slough. Beckwith Pass provides breathtaking vistas of the Ruby Mountain Range. The wildflowers in this region are phenomenal during mid-July and early August.   Campgound Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Five Equestrian Sites with 60' spur length. Treated water. Water system was winterized 09/29/2015
Reservations: No reservations.
Fees $18.00 per night per camping unit; $4.00 per day for Picnic or Day Use in a campsite; $6.00 per vehicle Overflow Parking, over 2 vehicles; $6.00 firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag Trash disposal for non registered guests.
Open Season: Mid June - October
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: ATV use is not allowed in campground. No motor boats on Lost Lake Slough. (Pursuant to Forest Order GMUG-2008-10)
Closest Towns: Paonia, CO and Crested Butte, CO
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access Passes
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


Travel 16 miles east of Paonia, CO on Highway 133. Turn right onto Gunnison County Road 12 (Kebler Pass Road) and continue east for another 16 miles.  Turn right onto Forest Road #706 and go another 2 miles to the end at Lost Lake Campground.

Travel west from Crested Butte, CO on Gunnison County Road 12 (Kebler Pass Road) for approximately 16 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road #706 and go another 2 miles to the end at Lost Lake Campground. 


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info No Reservations
No. of Sites 18

RV Camping

Reservation Info No Reservations
Size Restrictions Spur Length 21'- 28' 
No. of Sites 18


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Water Activities

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Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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log cabin with red roof in meadow surrounded by aspens in leafing out in early spring

Silesca Ranger Station- one of several cabins you can reserve on our forest.

tent in woods

Just about all the shelter you need for a night in the backcountry!

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RV camping with many of the comforts of home!