May Queen Campground is located at the far western end of Turquoise Lake in a shaded lodgepole pine forest at an elevation of 9,900 feet. It is near the Charles Boustead Memorial Tunnel and adjacent to a day use/picnic area, which offers easy angler and boat access to the lake. You can also access the Turquoise Lake Nature Trail for a leisurely walk around the lake.
Firewood can be purchased at the campground. Facilities include picnic tables, fire rings, pedestal grills, potable water, and vault toilets. Accessible sites are located along the southern end of the campground loop.
At a Glance
||Water is temporarily unavailable.
Call: 1-877-444-6777 or make reservations at: www.recreation.gov
||Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
||Memorial Day to Labor Day
||Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance and requires a 2 night minimum stay on weekends and a 3 night minimum holiday weekend stay. A fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground.
No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
Altitude sickness may occur at this altitude.
||Potable water is available at handpumps in the campground.
||Vault toilets are available in the campground.
||Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
From Leadville, Colorado, follow the signs to Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.
Campsites along the south row (nearest the picnic area) are accessible.