Dumont Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed

Dumont Lake Campground is 22 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs, just minutes off of U.S. Highway 40 (Rabbit Ears Pass) between the towns of Steamboat Springs and Kremmling.

The campground is made up of 22 sites and are combination of pull-through and back-in sites
(17 are reservable through recreation.gov and 6 sites are first come basis.)  

The actual lake is located at the Picnic Area, and is seperate from the campground however is walkable. Many sites have a view of the meadow surrounding the lake. 

The lake is restricted to electric motors or hand-propelled boats only.

The campground has vault toilets, picnic tables and firegrates. *Currently there is no drinking water available, campers must pack water in.

Activities include fishing, boating, hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking at or near the lake. (Note, E-bikes are only allowed on designated Motorized Trails and Forest Service Roads only.)

Dumont Lake is restricted to electric motors or hand propelled boats only. You can spin or fly fish in the lake and the stream for trout. 

The area borders on the Continental Divide and sits on top of the Park Range, offering spectacular views of several Colorado mountain ranges.

Bird watchers and wildflower enthusiasts will find this area a paradise. 

Visitors wishing to hike a scenic trail can reach the two-mile Rabbit Ears Trail from the campground and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail just a short drive away.

Since the area borders on the Continental Divide and sits on top of the Park Range, the views of mountain ranges are spectacular with all of the wildflowers.

This site is under consideration for a fee change - Click here for more information

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/24/23 - Closed for season.
Operational Hours: Open seasonally, (late June/Early July through mid to late October) weather dependent.
Reservations: Reservations at www.recreation.gov or 877-444-6777. 17 are reservable through and 6 sites are first come basis
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $12/Night for single unit. 
Permit Info: No permit required
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Camping limit is 14 days in a 30 day period.
Closest Towns: Steamboat Springs, CO, Kremmling, CO and Walden, CO
Water: No Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Passes: Day use area at the lake is a $5 fee and is seperate from the campground.
Operated By: Forest Service, Hahns Peak Bears Ears Ranger District
Information Center: Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District 8am-4:30pm
925 Weiss Rd
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

General Information


From Steamboat Springs, CO, travel 22 miles southeast on U.S. Highway 40/Rabbit Ears Pass. Turn left on Forest Road 315 at the Dumont Campground sign. The campground is located about a mile from the highway.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 22 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=75441\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sites None

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Camping trailer: Max trailer length 40 feet
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Fee charged for some activities: $5 day use site located at the lake
Accessible: 22 Handicap Accessible Sites
Drinking water: Currently there is no drinking water available, campers must pack water in

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