May Queen Campground
May Queen Campground has 27 sites and is located at the far western end of Turquoise Lake in a shaded lodgepole pine forest at an elevation of 9,900 feet. It is near the Charles Boustead Memorial Tunnel and adjacent to a day use/picnic area, which offers easy angler access to the lake. You can also access the Turquoise Lake Nature Trail for a leisurely walk around the lake.
Firewood can be purchased at the campground. Facilities include picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets. Accessible sites are located along the southern end of the campground loop. During weekdays, usage is moderate, but heavy on weekends.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
|Reservations:||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.|
|Open Season:||Late May/Early June - End of September|
|Closest Towns:||Leadville, CO|
|Water:||No water available. Please bring enough water to drink and to drown campfires.|
|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:||Rocky Mountain Recreation Company|
From Leadville, Colorado, follow the signs to Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.
Campsites along the south row (nearest the picnic area) are accessible.
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