Hipcamp host Joe G.,
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Wake up to a spectacular sunrise overlooking the lake, take a morning walk or bike ride around the 160-acre property enjoying the wild flowers while watching the antelope graze in the field. Start breakfast surrounded by fresh smell of pine trees. Spend your day at Lathrop Park on a boat trolling around for fish or paddle board across the lake. For excitement take the boat a

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Wake up to a spectacular sunrise overlooking the lake, take a morning walk or bike ride around the 160-acre property enjoying the wild flowers while watching the antelope graze in the field. Start breakfast surrounded by fresh smell of pine trees. Spend your day at Lathrop Park on a boat trolling around for fish or paddle board across the lake. For excitement take the boat around to Martin lake on a pull toy or skiis or play waterball in the swim area. Return to camp for a grilled steak and a graceful sunset behind a silhouette of mountainous peaks. Plan a day to discover the many facets of our park, enjoying fresh produce from our farm while learning first-hand farming techniques and nutrition. Discover the many ways our community of friends interact to enhance our ministry. Then take a ride up the road to quaint little towns with various shops nestled in a mountainside or at its base. Or continue on to the Great Sand Dunes, a site too great for words. Finish out your weekend with a last blast ride on your quad on the various terrains of our property, or explore the many hiking paths that lead to hidden treasures of the natural wilderness and perhaps in the right season pick pinon nuts from our wooded ridge or a fresh pumpkin or peppers from our up and coming farm. The place you long to escape to every weekend. We work hard to create a relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere for our members to receive the blessings of this God-given paradise.

LATHROP STATE PARKLathrop State Park is a Colorado state park located 3 miles west of Walsenburg. The state purchased the property in 1962 and opened Colorado's first state park here later that same year. It is named after Harold Lathrop, the first director of state parks. The park features two lakes, Martin Lake and Horseshoe Lake, that offer fishing for tiger muskie, rainbow trout, bass, catfish, northern pike, blue gill, saugeye, and wipers. Park also has a golf course.

CUCHARA MOUNTAIN PARK: This park is still developing, but very much on the right track. By this fall it is expected that lift four is to be running providing mountain bike access and some decent short ski runs. Add to that cross country skiing, snow shoeing, frisbee golf and miniature golf, all on low cost end.

GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARKGreat Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is an American national park that conserves an area of large sand dunes up to 750 feet tall on the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley, and an adjacent national preserve in the Sangre de Cristo Range, in south-central Colorado, United States. Hiking, backpacking, sand boarding and sand sledding, and swimming in Medano creek.

SOUTHWEST RIDGE: Hike the nearby 14ers, or hunt on the rugged terrain that is only minutes away. Plenty of BLM land to explore with 4x4s, Rtvs, and mountain bikes. and quaint towns like La Veta and Cuchara with museums, art displays, restaurants and more.

RV only area
RV sites
4 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
Hookups: No water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Joe a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

On property or at Lathrop Park

Boating

Martin Lake boating, jetskis, waterskiing, swimming, and golf course with cafeteria.

Fishing

Horeshow Lake trolling, fishing, paddle board, canoe

Hiking

Small hills and trails onsite and at Lathrop Park

Off-roading (OHV)

Plenty of BLM land to explore.

Climbing

Serious climbers can climb 14ers and other mountains throughout the region a short distance away. Many large animals in the are...Read more

Snow sports

Cucharas to reopen ski area for downslope and cross-country.

Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mountain Lakes Resort Park in Colorado.

Lake
Mountainous
Farm
Ranch

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Hipcamper John
John K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 24th, 2022

Got a 30 amp spot on the ridge overlooking lakes, beautiful spot. Joe and his wife are good people, don't hesitate. Views are amazing, and the best water in the southwest.

Hipcamper Megan

Beautiful view

Megan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 18th, 2022

Joe is so nice! He met us at the entrance, drove us to where the water fill up is and then drove us to our amazing spot! There are no showers or bathrooms but he does have a septic for dumping and water for filling!

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Hipcamper Anna

Heaven on earth

Anna B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 7th, 2022

Probably the nicest people I’ve ever met, on heavenly country! They make sure you feel right at home. The property is so beautiful you won’t want to leave! Close to town but far enough to have peace and serenity. Will recommend this place to everyone that will listen.

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Hipcamper CJ

Highly recommend!

Cj S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 5th, 2022

Fantastic stay, especially if you’re looking to visit the neighboring state park or just want an easy time away. Electric was available and we filled up with some clear, fantastic, cold water. Amandine hosts, great stories… we felt like family. Will definitely be back!!

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Hipcamper Kelly

Beautiful! views abound!

Kelly T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 30th, 2022

We had a great time and Joe is an excellent host. The land is beautiful and was a great home base to explore the area. Town was close by as well as a view of Lathrop State Park and lakes.

Hipcamper Brandon

Beautiful spot!

Brandon W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 30th, 2022

The location was great. Wonderful views. Our site had electric, which was a wonderful surprise. Joe was super accommodating and friendly.

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Hipcamper Travis
Travis P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 30th, 2022

Beautiful location! Joe was super helpful and welcoming.

Hipcamper Amber

Beautiful land. amazing hosts.

Amber C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 15th, 2022

My husband and I stayed a weekend here in our 25' travel trailer and we loved it! Our spot was on a ridge overlooking the lakes in Lathrop State Park, along with a spectacular view of the Spanish Peaks. Our spot had electric hookups and there was water available to fill our tank but we didn't need it. There was only one other camper near us and they were fairly close, but the way the sites were positioned, it still felt private. There was no picnic table or fire pit (burn bans in place so couldn't have used it anyway). We didn't miss them but probably something for others to be aware of. The property is 160 acres and the hosts encouraged us to explore their beautiful land, which we did. Our dog Polly heartily approved!

Speaking of the hosts, you couldn't ask for more gracious, friendly people than Joe and his wife Susan (I believe that was her name...apologies if I got it wrong). They both welcomed us with warmth and kindness. Joe even lent a hand as we were setting up. If that wasn't enough, they came by that evening and delivered delicious homemade enchiladas and banana bread. They have such an interesting story about how they found the land and the plans they have for it. We very much appreciated their hospitality and their generosity in sharing this very magical place with us.

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Hipcamper Harvey

Great for a camper van/rv.

Harvey B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 21st, 2022

The views are amazing from every angle. And Joe was very responsive. Had a nice night with Noone around. The site was only dirt, but think that's because of the overall terrain. Both sunset and sunrise were spectacular. Would certainly return.

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Property
Mountain Lakes
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$50/night
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