Lake Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Lake Creek is a small, 11 site campground shaded with abundant trees. Some sites are streamside. Close access to Wilderness and non-Wilderness trails in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.   

All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service. The area also has an extended season when services such as water, trash or a host may not be available between May 7, 2021 and October 11, 2021.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This is a first-come, first served campground. No reservations are required.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fee campground.Two vehicles included in the camping fee. Additional fee for extra vehicles. Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available for camping or day-use.  All sites are first-come, first-served and must be occupied the FIRST NIGHT. Senior, Access (handicap), Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholders: 50% discount off camping or day-use fees 
Open Season: - October 9, 2022
Usage: Medium
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: Westcliffe, CO
Water: Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump
Restroom: Accessible outhouse

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: 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


From downtown Westcliffe, CO; travel 11 miles north on State Highway 69 to County Road 198 then 3 miles west to the campground


Campground Camping

11 campsites for tents or small RV's. Water from a handpump, accessible toilets and trash receptacles are located in the campground. Each campsite has a firegrate/grill and a picnic table. Firewood is available for sale at the site.


Camping trailer: SMALL trailer
Tent camping: tent pads
Toilets: vault toilet
Drinking water: handpump from a well

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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