Hahns Peak Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Hahns Peak Lake Campground camp site

Hahns Peak Lake Campground lies on the shore of a small, scenic lake just 30 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and consists of 23 single unit campsites and 3 double sites for the larger groups and is located on the shore of Hahns Peak Lake.

Families and outdoor enthusiasts love the abundant hiking, mountain biking and fishing opportunities.

With an elevation of 8,500 feet, the campground offers spectacular views of the forested lakeshore, picturesque mountain lake and the 10,774-foot Hahns Peak.

The campground is situated in a spruce, pine and fir forest along the shore of the 160-acre Hahns Peak Lake in the Routt National Forest of north central Colorado. Lupine and other colorful wildflowers appear throughout the campground in warmer months.

Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.

The lake provides trout fishing on or off shore, as well as boating for non-motorized or electric motor boats only.

Hiking, mountain biking and off-road vehicles can be enjoyed on most of the areas trails, including a popular biking loop on the Prospector Trail. The West Side Lake Trail winds for nearly a mile along the lake shore.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors might also enjoy stopping by Steamboat Lake State Park, only a short drive away, or going into the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Many more outdoor opportunities exist in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.


Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing

Vault toilets, trash services and potable water are not available. Camping limit is 14 days.

The lake provides fishing and boating in the lake. Only non-motorized or electric motor boats permitted. Hiking, mountain biking and ATV use permitted on most of the areas trails. The Prospector/Nipple Peak Loop is located near the campground and is an especially popular mountain bike trail.

This campground is located in North Routt County and is managed by the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season 10/18/2020. *WATER NOT AVAILABLE
Operational Hours: Open seasonally. This campground is located in North Routt County and is managed by the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District. Call the ranger station for current conditions at 970-870-2299  
Reservations: To Make Reservations go to www.recreation.gov, or call 877-444-6777. After 9/17 sites are first come, first served.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $10/Night for single unit $20/Night for double unit. 
Open Season: Late June
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Steamboat Springs, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Steamboat Springs, Colorado go 1 mile west on US 40, Go 28 miles north on County Road 129, then 2 miles west on Forest Road 486.

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Picnic tables
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities Parking at Hahns Peak Day Use area $5 fee
Tent camping
Accessible Accessible bathrooms, roads are hard pack gravel.