Trappers Lake / Horse Thief Campground


The Horse Thief Campground at Trappers Lake has 5 campsites. It is on the right side of the road as you travel south from the Trappers Lake Outlet area. It has corrals for livestock, and long spurs to accommodate large trailers. An RV dump station is available near the campground. Trappers Lake and area adjacent to the campground is within Trappers Lake Wilderness, where regulations apply.

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first serve.
Rentals & Guides: Boats are available for rent at Trappers Lake Lodge.
Fees Check our forest-wide campground table for current pricing. 
Open Season: June 4, 2021 - October 3, 2021
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Meeker, CO 
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Blanco Ranger District, (970) 878-4039

General Information


From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles turn right at the bridge near Trappers Lake Lodge. Horse Thief Campground is approximately 1 mile further on the right.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 7 single sites
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Horse Riding & Camping

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