Blue Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

PIcture of Blue Lake Campground

Blue Lake Campground is a developed campground with reservable and first-come-first-served sites. Available attractions: Lake and stream fishing. Blue lake is approximately one mile from the campground and the tributaries of Cuchara River run through campground.

For trail use, from the campground, take FSR 436 1.5 miles to the non-motorized North Fork Trail #1309. FSR 436 continues to old mine and saddle approximately 500 vertical feet below summit of Trinchera Peak. Access to the Indian Trial #1300 Trailhead at Bear Lake campground one mile further up FSR 422. This trailhead is a multi user trail system and accesses 23 miles of motorized trails available for ATV, motorcycle, bicycle, foot, and horse use. There is a 3/4 mile non-motorized trail between Bear Lake and Blue Lake.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: Reservations for 1/2 of the sites (sites 004, 005, 006, 007, 008 and 009) can be made. Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov 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: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees
Fees are charged for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles allowed; an extra fee for additional vehicles. Fees are payable by cash, check or money order, if not reserved 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 www.recreation.gov or call 877-833-6777.
 
 
 
Open Season: June 18, 2021 - September 20, 2021
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 10 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle (RV).
  • Maximum length of RV is 40 feet.
  • 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: Handpump from a well
Restroom: 2 double vault accessible outhouse
Passes:

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, the campground operates with full service. Pre- and extended seasons have reduced services such as vault toilets, water, trash, or a host may not be available. 

General Information

Directions: To get there from La Veta, drive south on SH 12 for 13 miles to FSR 422. Turn right onto FSR 422 and follow it for 4 miles until you reach the Blue Lake Campground.

Activities


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Amenities

Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Parking
Toilets
Accessible
Drinking water
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.31262455

  Longitude : 
-105.1387034

 



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