Area Status: Open

7/2/2024: Currently there is no potable water, campers should come prepared with their own water. No date has been determined as to when it will have potable water again. 

Teal Lake provides 17 individual campsites, Each site has a fire grate and a picnic table. The campground offers a vault toilet and all sites are first come first serve basis and cannot be reserved. (Only the group site is reservable) Campsites are private and have ample space.

The group site can accomodate up to 21 people and can be reserved on The group site has four picnic tables and two campfire rings for groups to gather.

Teal Lake is a 50-acre lake surrounded by a rocky shoreline and pine-fir forest. Some previously forested areas of the campground have been thinned due to pests and thus have more sun than others. Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland. 

Trout fishing and boating are popular activities in the clear, calm waters of Teal Lake. Only electric boats and non-motorized boats are permitted. Off-road vehicle enthusiasts have easy access to the Grizzly-Helena Trail nearby. Hiking is great in the nearby Mount Zirkel wilderness, though hikers must drive to the trailheads.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Only the group site is reservable, all other sites are first come basis.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: $20/single site. 
Group Site: $40.00/night. 21 person maximum capacity. 

NO CREDIT CARDS accepted. Exact cash or check only as there is no option for change back if paying cash. Payment instructions are found on the kiosk.
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: Early June (weather dependent) - Late September (weather dependent)
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Dogs must be on leash in campground at all times.
Closest Towns: Walden, Colorado
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Parks Ranger District
Information Center: Parks Ranger District
100 Main Street
Walden, CO 80480

General Information

Directions: From Walden: Take Hwy 14 west for approximately 11 miles to Hebron. Turn right on County Road 24 driving west. After approximately 10 miles the road becomes Forest Road 60 and passes the Grizzly Creek Guard Station. Turn right on Forest Road 615. Drive approximately 3 miles turning right into the Teal Lake Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


RV Camping

  Campsites only (No cabin rentals) Max trailer length 25 ft

Boating - Non-Motorized

Electric and non-motarized boats only


Camping trailer: 25 feet maximum
Toilets: Vault Toilet
Boat ramp: Non-motarized boats only

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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