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LAKE FORK(RIO GRANDE NATL FORE, CO

part ofRio Grande National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed May 20 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lake Fork Campground sits in the Rio Grande Forest, 40 miles northwest of Antonito, Colorado. The campground is a true getaway from any city, and requires an 18-mile drive on a gravel road. This high elevation campground boasts limitless beauty with mountain peaks, alpine wildlife spotting and several varieties of birds.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in south central Colorado on the banks of the Conejos River. It is shaded by spruce, aspen and a few cottonwoods and willows at an elevation of 9,500 feet.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area, including black bears, deer and marmots. Wildflowers dot the region, creating colorful landscapes for photography enthusiasts.

Recreation:

The campground is convenient to several trails, such as Lake Fork to Big Lake and Conejos Peak to Blue Lake.

The Conejos River is a Gold Medal River, meaning it offers the greatest potential for trophy trout fishing. Rainbow and brown trout are the most common species in the river.

Facilities:

Some campsites overlook the river. There is one centrally located drinking water spigot. All parking spurs are gravel. Firewood can be purchased on-site. No electric hookups are available.

Campers will find an old-fashioned steel tub bath at Brummel's Rocky Mountain Lodge about 10 miles south.

Nearby Attractions:

Take in spectacular views of the Conejos Canyon and River along Forest Road 250.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Water Spigot
Know Before You Go
Please fill your trailer prior to arriving. Trailers are NOT allowed to fill at hydrants as it contaminates the entire water system.
  • No electric hookups at this facility
  • This campground has first-come, first-serve sites
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • The 14 day stay limit is strictly enforced. Camping for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive day period is prohibited. If you have booked back-to-back reservations, you will be asked to cancel all days after the first 14.
  • Click here for more information on the Rio Grande National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.29972, -106.46667
37°17'59"N, 106°28'0"W

From Antonito, travel west on Highway 17 approximately 24 miles to the junction of Highways 17 and 250. Turn on Highway 250 and travel 18 miles on a gravel road to Lake Fork Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LAKE FORK(RIO GRANDE NATL FORE
RIO GRANDE-SAN JUAN NF
  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)852-5941
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