Belle of Colorado Campground


Area Status: Open

Belle of Colorado Campground is a tent-only campground with 19 sites located on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake in a shaded lodgepole pine forest. 

Dates are weather dependent. All services may not be available early or late in the season.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m. (noon)
Quiet Hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Reservations: No sites are reservable. This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. 
Fees:
  • $27 nightly fee per site for overnight camping which includes two vehicles. A third vehicle is an additional $8 per night. RVs and ATV/boat trailers count as one vehicle.
  • Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
  • First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the first night.
Open Season: May 24, 2024 - Sept. 2, 2024
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: June-September
Restrictions:
  • Maximum of eight people per site
  • Maximum three tents per site 
  • Dogs, including service dogs, must be leashed at all times
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground
  • Camping is not allowed behind a locked gate
  • Remember to check fishing regulations before fishing at any body of water. For stocking reports and more information on regulations or fishing licenses, check out the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website.
Closest Towns: Leadville, CO
Water: Potable water is available through a pressurized water system.
Restroom: Vault toilets are located throughout the campground.
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior or Access Pass cardholders may receive a 50% discount off the camping fee only. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Leadville Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Leadville, follow signs to Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Tent camping only.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.26789308

  Longitude : 
-106.3515851

  Elevation : 
9,900 feet