Lake Isabel Picnic and Day Use Area (Southside)

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

A developed picnic area with the following attractions: Picnicking, hiking, fishing and boating. At Lake Isabel, non-motorized boating, and fishing. Access to motorized and non-motorized trails including Cisneros, St. Charles, and Snowslide. Access to a paved trail that travels along the lake shore. (This trail does not completely circle the lake.)

All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service. The area also has an extended season when services such as water, trash or a host may not be available between May 7, 2021 and October 11, 2021.

At a Glance

Fees $7.00/Day
A fee station is located 100 yards from the entrance. During the summer, the site receives heavy use on the weekends and holidays.
Open Season: May 21, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Pueblo, CO
Water: None
Restroom: Restrooms
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


Located in south central Colorado, 43 miles southwest of Pueblo. 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 about .1 mile and look for the parking area.



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