Bear Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Picture of Bear Lake

Bear Lake Campground is a developed campground with the following attractions: Lake and Stream fishing. Bear Lake is approximately mile from campground, and the Tributaries of Cuchara River runs through campground. The Indian Creek Trail #1300 Trailhead is located on the north side of campground. This trailhead is a multi-use trail system and accesses 23 miles of motorized trails available for ATV, motorcycle, bicycle, foot, and horse use. 

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 8 am
Reservations: Reservations for 1/2 of the sites (sites 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007 and 008) can be made. Phone 877-444-6777 or visit at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. 3 nights minimum on holiday weekends. Walk-ups are exempt from the nightly minimum.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees are charged for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles are included in the camping fee; extra fee for additional vehicles. Fees are payable by cash, check or money order, if not registered on line. Self-servicing fee tube is available. First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the FIRST NIGHT. Senior, Access (handicap), Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholders: 50% discount off the camping or day-use fees. For reservations or information visit or call 877-444-6777.
Open Season: - September 20, 2021
Usage: Heavy
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: La Veta, CO
Water: Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump.
Restroom: 2 accessible outhouses

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
Information Center: Peak season: Memorial Day to Labor Day

During peak season, this campground is a full-service campground. Pre-season and extended season have reduced service such as water, trash, or a host may not be available.

General Information


To get there from La Veta, drive south on SH 12 for 15 miles to FSR 422. Turn right onto FSR422 and follow it for 5 miles until you reach the Bear Lake Campground, one mile past Blue Lake Campground.


Camping & Cabins

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Camping trailer Parking spurs
Picnic tables At each site
Tent camping Tent Pads
Parking Additonal parking for day use
Toilets 1 double vault, 1 single vault
Drinking water well water from a handpump
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