Lodgepole Campground

Area Status: Closed

Lodgepole Campground is located four miles north of Jefferson off County Road 35 and County Road 37. It has 34 campsites with parking spurs 20-40 feet and a maximum trailer length of 30 feet. The elevation is 9,900 feet. Camping season begins in May and continues to early October with reduced service. Facilities include toilets, tables, water, trash, and fire rings.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are recommended during the busy summer months and can be made up to 6 months in advance and a minimum or 4 days in advance at 1-877-444-6777 or recreation.gov.  Two-night minimum stay on weekends; three-night minimum stay on holidays.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $20 camping fee; $8 day use fee
Closest Towns: Jefferson, CO
Water: Water pump; no water hook ups
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Canyon Enterprises
Information Center: South Park Ranger District, 719-836-2031

General Information


From US Highway 285 at Jefferson, take County Road 35 north to County Road 37 and turn right.  Pay the user fee at Jefferson Lake Recreation Area entrance station and continue on the road to the campground.

General Notes:

Lodgepole Campgound is part of the Recreation.gov reservation system.  There is a two night minimum stay on weekends and a three night minimum stay holidays.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or by logging on to www.recreation.gov.


It is difficult to access Jefferson Lake Recreation Area during the winter months.  The roads to this site are not maintained for snow throughut the winter.


Parking is available at each campsite which can accommodate up to two vehicles.


Campground Camping

Lodgepole Campground has 34 campsites. 


Camping trailer: There are 34 campsites at this campground.
Picnic tables: Each campsite has a picnic table.
Tent camping: There are 34 campsites at this campground.
Parking: Each campsite can accommodate up to two vehicles.
Toilets: There are vault toilets.
Boat ramp: Jefferson Lake has a boat ramp.
Drinking water: Drinking water is available.

Recreation Areas

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