Lake Fork Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

17.5 miles north of highway 17 on Forest Rd 250

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, among Aspen and mixed conifer trees, with some sites overlooking the river. It is convenient to several trails, the resort community of Platoro and the Platoro Reservoir.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open
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 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 $23.00 per night. $11 for day use (picnicking).Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. This campground is operated by a concessionaire from the third week in May through mid-September.  The host is available from mid-May through Labor Day weekend.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. - The second Monday of September.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Antonito, Colorado  
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Scenic Canyons Recreational Services
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 site is located in unit #7. 18 sites - 8 are pull through sites. The site is set to open on May 21, 2021.

General Information

Directions: 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.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Some sites can accommodate units up to 45'


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