Lake Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Developed campground camping with the following activities: Access to non-wilderness in the Sangre De Christo mountain range from the Rainbow trail. The Rainbow trail is a motorized trail which includes ATV and motorcycle use and runs along the foot of the Sangres. Wilderness trails, that climb above the Rainbow trail into the Sangres, are only accessed by foot or livestock. The closest wilderness trails include North Brush and South Brush. High Mountain lakes are accessible from the wilderness trails. Forest Service Road 198 is accessed from the Campground and will take you up to non-wilderness areas in the Sangres. Please check a map for other recreational opportunities close by.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground is usually open end of May to September, depending on conditions. 

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees All Sites - $15.00
Open Season: June
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: This campground is a first come first serve site and there is a self registration station at the entrance of the campground. During the summer, the site receives heavy use on the weekends and holidays. Please make your reservation as early as possible.
Closest Towns: Westcliffe, CO
Water: Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump
Restroom: There is a double vault accessible toilet
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


From downtown Westcliffe, CO; travel 11 miles north on State Highway 69 to County Road 198 then 3 miles west to the campground


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

11 campsites for tents or small RV's. Water from a handpump, accessible toilets and trash receptacles are located in the campground. Each campsite has a firegrate/grill and a picnic table. Firewood is available for sale at the site.


Camping trailer SMALL trailer
Toilets vault toilet
Tent camping tent pads
Drinking water handpump from a well