While not suited for the RV-savvy among us, Kirk Lake Campground is embellished with well-equipped campsite, totting toilets and drinking water. And the only thing stopping you from experiencing the hiking trails that snake through the campground is, ironically enough, Mother Nature herself; the campground stays open from May till the access roads are snowed-in during the winter months.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
5 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Kite Lake Campground.

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Hipcamper Jody
Jody S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 16th, 2015

The road to kite lake is long and rough. I made it in a compact car, but it was tricky. The worst part is right before the campground. Once you're there, its beautiful, but cold, so be prepared! Its name is Kite Lake because it looks like a kite on a string from way above. You can bag three 14ers from this site; Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Democrat, and Mt. Cameron. Mount Bross is also a 14er, but it is currently on private property, so you are asked to please respect those rules. The powers that be are currently trying to gain access to the mountain and having people trespass isn't making it any easier.

Kite Lake in late July. Beautiful wildflowers in late July.
Hipcamper Leah
Leah R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 15th, 2019

Kite Lake is the perfect Decalibron base camp. It is a no frills camping area, but the fact that you can wakeup at the trailhead for your alpine start makes it worthwhile. The pit toilets are the only luxury. There is a small fee (self-serve) for parking a vehicle and staying overnight. Keep in mind that the weather changes rapidly at that elevation and that you will want a tent that can withstand the strong wind gusts.

Hipcamper Leah R.
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January 15th, 2019
Hipcamper Gracie K.
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August 30th, 2018
Pike National Forest
United States
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39.329° N, 106.129° W
Tent / Van: 5 Sites
(Up to people per site)
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