Southside Campground

Area Status: Closed

A developed campground with the following attractions: hiking, fishing and boating. At Lake Isabel, non-motorized boating, and fishing. St Charles Creek is close to the campground and may be fished. Access to motorized and non-motorized trails including Cisneros, St. Charles, and Snowslide.

All dates are weather dependent. Outside of peak season dates, services such as water, trash or a host may not be available.

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 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: Camping trailer,Toilets
$20.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle. 
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the SAME NIGHT.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Open Season: May 20, 2022 - Sept. 19, 2022
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle (RV).
  • Maximum RVlength is 30 ft. Tight turns prevent vehicles over 30' in length from safely maneuvering through this campground.
  • 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: Pueblo, CO
Water: no water available
Restroom: available

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.

Information Center: Peak season offers full-service.  Pre-season and extended seasons have reduced service such as water, trash, or a host may not be available.

General Information


From Pueblo, go 25 miles south on interstate 25 to exit 74. Go west 18 miles on state Hwy 165. Turn into the south entrance at Lake Isabel, go ½ mile and look for the Southside campground signs.


Campground Camping

8 campsites, all are RV accessible with a spur length of 30 feet. Tight turns prevent vehicles longer than 30 feet in length from safely maneuvering through this campground. Do not exceed the maximum length of 30 feet! Restrooms and trash receptacles are located in campground. Firewood is available for sale at the site. No RV hook-ups. This campground is suitable for RV's, not desirable for tents. Sites are close to the lake, but not very private. Roads are paved.


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