Spectacle Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

on Forest Road 250, 6 miles north of highway 17

There is fishing access to the Conejos River and Spectacle Lake. The lake is year round, with winter ice-fishing. Spectacle Lake Trail 730 begins 1/2 mile south on Forest Road 250. Ruybalid Trail 855 and Notch Trail 729 are also accessible. 2 sites have parking for two car groups. Both day and overnight use is permitted. The facility has 24 sites with tables and fireplaces (firewood is limited). 2 vault type toilets, refuse containers and pickup. There is a developed water system with 2 hand pumps. Most sites have a panoramic view of towering cliff walls. No boating is allowed on Spectacle Lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open
Reservations: Not reservable.
Fees $23/night for single unit. $28/night for full kook-up. $11/$14 for day use (picnicking). Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 24 sites - 13 are pull through sites / $ 19.00 - overnight, Camp houst site # 5.
Open Season: May 29th
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Antonito
Water: NO - water available at the Conejos campground
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1), UNKNOWN Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire - Conejos Peak Ranger District, 719-274-8971

General Information

Directions: From Antonito, CO, take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight on Rd. 17 and go 21.9 miles to Platoro sign (Forest Rd. 250). At sign, turn right onto Rd. 250 (dirt) and go 6.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground.

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Scenic Driving

Spectacular scenery on forest road 250 including Conejos Canyon and River and Terrace Reservoir.
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