Baby Doe Campground


Turquoise Lake Nature Trail Users

Baby Doe Campground is located in a shaded lodgepole pine forest, along the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake, at an elevation of 9,900 feet. Several popular campsites are close to the shoreline. Facilities include vault toilets, potable water, picnic tables, and fire rings. Firewood is available for sale at the camp host site.

This campground was named after Leadville's most prominent Silver King, Horace Tabor's second wife, Elizabeth McCourt, who's nickname was Baby Doe. 

At a Glance

Reservations: Call 1-877-444-6777 or reserve on-line at:
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Open Season: Memorial Day (weather depending) - Labor day (weather depending)
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance and requires a 2 night minimum stay on weekends and a 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends. No discharge of fireworks or firearms. Altitude sickness may occur at this elevation.
Closest Towns: Leadville, CO
Water: Potable water is available through a pressurized water system.
Restroom: Flush toilets are located throughout the campground.
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


Follow the signs from Leadville, Colorado to the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

RV Camping


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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Drinking water