Description

Calling all brainiacs! BRAINard Lake Recreation Area is the place to stretch your body and mind. Whether your vice is getting lost in thought among the trails or fishing peacefully alongside a pond, Brainard is the place to be. Bring your sketchbook and draw the variety of flora and fauna! Read your favorite book against a tree. When it comes to Brainard Lake, there’s no doubt Continue reading...
Calling all brainiacs! BRAINard Lake Recreation Area is the place to stretch your body and mind. Whether your vice is getting lost in thought among the trails or fishing peacefully alongside a pond, Brainard is the place to be. Bring your sketchbook and draw the variety of flora and fauna! Read your favorite book against a tree. When it comes to Brainard Lake, there’s no doubt you’ll be back.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
47
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or creek
Waterfall
Beach
Desert
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing
Swimming
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Hipcamper Johnathan
Johnathan
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 14th, 2015

Love this place! Brainard Lake is a great place enjoy the great outdoors in the quintessential Colorado setting. Glacier fed lakes, soaring mountain peaks, and babbling brooks make this the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Also, this place is a known hot spot for the growing Colorado moose population, so keep your eyes out. There is a entrance fee ($10 per passenger car, good for three days), so make sure you have cash, but trust me, it's worth it!

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Hipcamper Jody
Jody
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 15th, 2015

The road to Brainard Lake is only open in the summer. Mid-June through early fall. If the road is blocked/locked, there is no fee, but there is a 2 mile hike from the parking lot at the fee station, so be prepared for that. Also, this is a very popular area, so be prepared for lots of people. No backcountry camping in this area.

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Hipcamper Jennifer
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September 2nd, 2018
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August 28th, 2018
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May 9th, 2018
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April 7th, 2018
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December 30th, 2017
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June 27th, 2017
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June 25th, 2017
Hipcamper Aimee
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April 2nd, 2017
Park
Roosevelt National Forest
State
Colorado
Phone Number
970-295-6600
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
40.081° N, 105.535° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 38 Sites
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