Lodgepole Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Lodgepole Campground is located 4 miles N of Jefferson off CR 35 and CR 37.  It has 34 campsites with parking spurs 20-40 feet and a maximum trailer length of 30 feet; elevation is 9,900 feet; camping season begins in May and continues to early October with reduced service.  The camping fee is $16.00 per night with a $6.00 use fee.  Facilities include toilets, tables, water, trash, and fire rings.

Reservations are recommended during the busy summer months and can be made up to 180 days in advance maximum/ 4 days in advance minimum at 1-877-444-6777 or recreation.gov.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $16 camping fee $6 day use fee
Open Season: 5/19/17 - 10/9/17
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Max RV 30 feet; reservations must be made at least four days in advance; two night minimum on weekends; three night minimum stay on holidays.  There are no hook-ups at this campground.  No refunds for bad weather.
Closest Towns: Jefferson
Water: Water pump; no water hook ups
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Canyon Enterprises
Information Center: South Park Ranger District 719 836-2031

General Information


From US Highway 285 at Jefferson, take County Road 35 north to County Road 37 and turn right.  Pay the user fee at Jefferson Lake Recreation Area entrance station and continue on the road to the campground.

General Notes:

Lodgepole Campgound is part of the Recreation.gov reservation system.  There is a two night minimum stay on weekends and a three night minimum stay holidays.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or by logging on to www.recreation.gov.


It is difficult to access Jefferson Lake Recreation Area during the winter months.  The roads to this site are not maintained for snow throughut the winter.


Parking is available at each campsite which can accommodate up to two vehicles.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Lodgepole Campground has 34 campsites. 


Boat ramp Jefferson Lake has a boat ramp.
Camping trailer There are 34 campsites at this campground.
Toilets There are vault toilets.
Picnic tables Each campsite has a picnic table.
Parking Each campsite can accommodate up to two vehicles.
Tent camping There are 34 campsites at this campground.
Drinking water Drinking water is available.