Mix Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

10,000-foot elevation. 22 campsites near Mix Lake. Convenient to the Conejos River, the San Juan Wilderness, Platoro Reservoir, and other nearby ponds and lakes. Numerous trailheads in the area. Mix Lake Campground is one mile west of Platoro in the Conejos River drainage. This is a good access point for the South San Juan Wilderness. Mix Lake, Platoro Reservoir, Conejos River, Lily Pond and Kerr Lake can all be accessed for fishing. Trail accesses include Lake Fork Trail 716 and Sawmill Gulch Trail. One can also visit the historic town of Platoro and the Mix Lake overlook is on-site. The campground has 22 sites with tables and fireplaces. 3 vault type toilets, refuse receptacles and pickup, ample parking with convenient trailer spaces and drinking water are provided

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground will reopen Memorial weekend 2017 
Rentals & Guides: The nearby resort community of Platoro also offers boat and canoe rentals, trail rides, cook's night, there are outfitter-guides, cabins and a store.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $16/Night for single unit. This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 22 sites - 5 are pull through sites/ $16.00 - overnight
Open Season: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is private land in the area, secure permission before entering.
Closest Towns: Antonito - Near Platoro
Water: NOT YET
Restroom: Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire - Conejos Peak Ranger District, 719-274-8971

General Information


Directions from Monte Vista, Colorado: Take Colorado Highway 17 south 12.0 miles. Take the Twelve Mile Road 12.0 miles west to the forest boundary where it becomes the Alamosa-Conejos River Road #250. Follow #250 17.0 miles up the Alamosa River and over Stunner Pass to Mix Lake.

Directions from Antonito, Colorado: Take Colorado Highway 17 west 23.0 miles to the Alamosa-Conejos River Road #250 at Elk Creek. Follow #250 23 miles up the Conejos River to Mix Lake.

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RV Camping

some sites can accomodate units up to 40' in length

Status: Open

Campground Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 22 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None


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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping