Hahns Peak Lake Campground

Area Status: 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.

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. 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. 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.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/11/23 - Closed for season.
Reservations: To Make Reservations go to www.recreation.gov, or call 877-444-6777
  • 20 sites are reservable, and 5 sites are first come first served.
  • After September 17th, all sites become first come, first served and open dependent on weather and snow conditions. 
Area Amenities: Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: $12/Night for single unit $20/Night for double unit.  Must have exact change if paying cash, or pay by check unless previously reserved on recreation.gov (no credit cards)
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Steamboat Springs, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District
925 Weiss Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9315
Phone: (970) 870-2299

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 25 single site(s)
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=70039\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Scenery

Boating - Non-Motorized


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

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