Tabor Campground


Tabor Campground is located adjacent to the (closed) boat ramp along the north-eastern shore of Turquoise Lake in a shaded lodgepole pine forest at 9,900 feet. It easily accommodates large recreational vehicles. Facilities include picnic tables, fire rings with grates, potable water, and a vault toilet. This is a first-come, first-served campground. No sites are reservable.

This campground is named after Leadville's infamous Silver King, Horace A. W. Tabor.

High altitude sickness may occur at this elevation.

Please follow the links for maps of Turquoise Lake and the Turquoise Lake Campgrounds.

Bumblebee visiting flower Bumblebees in Tabor Campground

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: No reservation is required. This is a first-come, first-served campground.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
$24.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle. Overflow parking, when utilized, is $20.00 a night.
$7.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
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.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Open Season: Friday preceding Memorial Day - Tuesday after Labor day
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
  • 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.
Closest Towns: Leadville, CO
Water: Potable water is available through a pressurized water system. No filling RV tanks, please.
Restroom: A vault toilet is available

The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. 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: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


From Leadville, follow the signs to Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.

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