Lake Fork Campground
The campground has 18 sites among Aspen and mixed conifers, adjacent to the Conejos River. Gold Medal trout fishing (fly-fishing only) in the Conejos River. Hiking on numerous area trails. The campground sits among Aspen and mixed conifer trees, with some sites overlooking the river. It is convenient to several trails, the resort community of Platoro and Platoro Reservoir.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Planned closing date of September 24, 2023|
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance, but they must be made at least four days prior to your intended arrival date. Use web site www.recreation.gov for reservations, or call toll free 877-444-6777
|Rentals & Guides:||There are outfitter-guides, cabins and a store available in Platoro.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible, Tent camping, Toilets|
|Fees:||Single Site - $19 to $23/night.
$12 for day use (picnicking).
Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
|Open Season:||Memorial Day weekend - The second Tuesday of September.|
|Closest Towns:||Antonito, Colorado|
|Information Center:||This campground is located near the community of Platoro. A campground host is available from mid-May through Labor Day weekend. The host is located in site #7. There are 18 sites - 8 are pull through sites.Camp host may only be intermittently available.|
General InformationDirections: From Antonito, CO, take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight on Hwy17 and go 21.9 miles to Platoro sign (Forest Rd. 250). Turn right at sign onto Rd. 250 (dirt) and go 17.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||15 single site(s), 3 double site(s)|
|Reservation Info||This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Some sites can accommodate units up to 45'
River and Stream Fishing
|Fish Species||Browns \& Rainbow Trout|
|Special Designations||Conejos River|
|Fishing Method||Flies, lures \& bait where allowed|
Day Hiking# 716 Lake Fork to Big Lake, # 721 Bear Lake to Bear Lake \& Trail # 720 to Conejos Peak and Blue Lake \& #719 Tobacco Lake Trails
|Elevation desc||#716-9,480 to 9,880, #720 8,950 to 13,172 at Blue Lake|
Viewing WildlifeWildlife viewing
|Species||bear, deer, elk and birds|
Viewing ScenerySpectacular views along Forest road 250 of the Conejos Canyon and River.
|Special Feature||gravel and can be rough|
Scenic DrivingSpectacular scenery on forest road 250 including Conejos Canyon and River and Terrace Reservoir.