Blue Lake Campground


PIcture of Blue Lake Campground

Developed Campground Camping and Picnicking with the following attractions: Lake and Stream fishing. Blue lake is approximately ½ mile from campground and the tributaries of Cuchara river run through campground. For trail use, from the campground, take FSR 436 1.5 miles to the non-motorized North Fork Trail #1309. FSR 436 continues to old mine and saddle approximately 500 vertical feet below summit of Trinchera Peak. Access to the Indian Trial #1300 Trailhead at Bear Lake campground one mile further up FSR 422. This trailhead is a multi user trail system and accesses 23 miles of motorized trails available for ATV, motorcycle, bicycle, foot and horse use.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground is usually open late May through early October.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $16.00
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Special User Fee: This fee campground is a first come first serve site, see concessionaire for site assignment. During the summer, the site receives heavy use on the weekends and holidays. The maximum number of people per site is 10.
Closest Towns: La Veta, CO
Water: Handpump from a well
Restroom: 2 double vault accessible toilets.
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information

Directions: To get there from La Veta, drive south on SH 12 for 13 miles to FSR 422. Turn right onto FSR 422 and follow it for 4 miles until you reach the Blue Lake Campground.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

15 campsites, with maximum spur length of 40 feet. Parking spurs, tables, fire rings, grills, trash receptacles are provided at this campground. Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump. There is 1 double vault accessible toilet and 1 single vault toilet.


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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water