The best camping near Lake Pueblo State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Pueblo State Park adventure.

The best camping near Lake Pueblo State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Pueblo State Park adventure.

Camping near Lake Pueblo State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Pueblo State Park adventure.

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Hummingbird Ranch

12 sites · RVs, Tents360 acres · Rye, CO
Learn more about this land: Hummingbird Ranch is a gorgeous sprawling ranch in Colorado's Spanish Peaks Country with panoramic views of the Wet Mountains and across the plains to the Spanish Peaks. Location is only 12 easy driving minutes from I25. Come experience the dark Colorado skies and quiet secluded campsites with scenery all around...
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Little Owl Canyon Campground

5 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Beulah Valley, CO
We have 120 acres of hiking, biking and 4 wheeling just 30 minutes west of Pueblo. Experience the mountains from the gentle acreage with a beautiful canyon. Lake Pueblo is nearby, and just an hour or so to the Sandia Christos, Canyon City, Royal Gorge, Bishops Castle, Pueblo State Park and Greenhorn Mountain. Much of the campground is fenced providing safety for pets and children while also protecting the campers from wondering wildlife. We provide an outhouse area next to the campsites. We have a barn with kitchen, beds and bath that can be used under negotiations.
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Sweetwater River Ranch

66 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents31 acres · Cotopaxi, CO
Sweetwater River Resort is located on the Arkansas river, 30 minutes from Canyon City and 30 minutes from Salida where Hwy 50 follows the river through Bighorn Canyon. Skiers, we are only 40 miles from Monarch Ski Resort. You’ll enter a different world–a sanctuary away from the fast pace and pressures of ordinary life. Sweetwater River Resort is a nature-lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and fly fishing fanatic’s dream nestled on the banks of the beautiful juniper-lined Arkansas River. You’ll find uncrowded sites to unwind with plenty of rivers to explore outside the confines of city life. At night you’ll find the clearest skies around, perfect for stargazing. Experience a range of accommodations at Sweetwater River Resort, from budget-friendly cabins to glamping tents and even RV sites. Choose from Rustic Cabins, Pioneer Cabins, Deluxe Cabins, or Glamping Tents to call Sweetwater your home away from home. For larger groups, we offer a spacious house overlooking the Arkansas River, all just a short distance from the river itself. At Sweetwater River Resort, there's something for everyone. Fish along our private half-mile of river frontage, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, soak in nearby hot springs, hike or mountain bike through the mountains, pan for gold, stargaze at night, and spot eagles, osprey, and other birds. Keep an eye out for Big Horn sheep, pronghorn, and elk, and marvel at the beauty of Colorado's aspen trees in the fall. Explore a nearby ghost town or simply relax by the water. Located near numerous attractions, Sweetwater River Resort is a short drive from 45 miles of 4x4 and ATV trails at Texas Creek, the Arkansas Headwaters Hiking Area, Vallie Bridge Loma Linda, Lone Pine, Hayden Creek, Royal Gorge, and The Bluff Trail Hiking in Westcliffe. It's the perfect base for river rafting trips throughout the season. Come stay with us and experience all that Sweetwater River Resort has to offer!
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Lone Duck Campground and Cabins

64 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Cascade, CO
Lone Duck Campground sits just outside the city lights of Colorado Springs at the base of Pikes Peak, at an elevation of 7,600 feet. Our prime location puts us within a short distance of the many beautiful Colorado attractions. This makes us an ideal stop for families looking for a summer adventure or folks just passing through for a couple of days. We strive to make every stay a special experience. We know you will love it here at "the Duck"! Lone Duck Campground and Cabins is your stop for a memorable vacation in the Colorado Rockies. We have all the necessary amenities to make your stay a comfortable one. We offer tent sites, cabins, and RV sites. Make your reservation with us today and allow our family to treat yours!
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Cliffs Edge campsite

3 sites · Tents150 acres · CO
Welcome to cliffs edge campsites. Almost glamping, you will have a fantastic experience while staying in our spacious and comfortable bell tents. Sitting by the provided gas fire pit and watching the clouds pass over the Pikes Peak range is a time to remember forever. This extremely unique space allows campers to enjoy city lights below, and incredible stars lighting the sky above. Enjoy over 160 acres of unspoiled Colorado front range wilderness. Backed up against billions of acres of national forest, these woods have had little human contact until the campsites were erected in 2022. End of the road privacy for these Rugged cliff top campsites with awesome views of Pikes Peak and surrounding areas. Behind locked gates, enjoy privacy and piece of mind Within the Locke Mountain Vineyards private ranch. Rarely used Private access to San Isabel national forest, groups can follow an old mining road, perfect for miles of mountain hiking and sure adventure for all. Less than one hour drive to the Royal Gorge, Pueblo reservoir, and other local attractions. Endless hiking and exploring of the canyons on the 160 acres of private property. Bring your binoculars to to enhance the vistas from camp, or even a spotting scope for long range game viewing. Golfers Driving range is great fun. Feel free to smack the provided golf balls into the abyss for max distance. Also the golf ball scavenger hunting in the canyon below can keep the kids busy for hours. Truly a destination campsite, worth a few nights stay. This place is Sweet!!! Notes -No fires what so ever! Fire danger is extremely high in this area. - Although we are only forty miles from the Sand Dunes park, it is a four hour drive to get there, so maybe not the best area to stay if the dunes are on your list. - Days in the summer can get pretty hot and shade is hard to come by, so plan a day trip to Florence river park, (about 30 minutes drive)and hop in the Arkansas river and cool off. - this is a wilderness area and all Colorado wildlife is present.
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Pikes Peak RV Park

106 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Manitou Springs, CO
Welcome to Pikes Peak RV Park, your gateway to adventure and relaxation in the heart of Manitou Springs! Situated just a mile from downtown, our small campground offers the perfect blend of convenience and tranquility. Discover the charm of Manitou Springs, where entertainment abounds for the whole family. Explore a variety of shops and restaurants, or simply soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this historic town. For outdoor enthusiasts, our park boasts unbeatable proximity to some of Colorado's most iconic attractions. Explore the stunning rock formations of Garden of the Gods, tackle the challenging Manitou Incline, or marvel at the cascading beauty of Seven Falls. And don't forget to embark on an unforgettable journey to the summit of Pikes Peak, just minutes away. Surrounded by natural beauty, our park features a serene creek running through one side, providing a peaceful backdrop for your stay. On the other side, a trail offers easy access to outdoor adventures, where you can spot wildlife such as deer, ducks, and beavers. Whether you prefer Creekside serenity or Trailside views of Pikes Peak, you'll find your perfect retreat at Pikes Peak RV Park. We do not allow campfires at our park. Experience the best of Manitou Springs and beyond at our welcoming campground, where every moment promises adventure and relaxation in equal measure.
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Wet mountain Getaway

3 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Beulah, CO
80 acers of stunning high desert foothills, canyons and planes located just 20 minutes from Pueblo. Nestled right up against the Sandre De Cristo wet mountain range in Beulah Co. Come experience the amazing star gazing, hiking and arrowhead hunting. Secluded yet just 2 miles from highway 78. Beautiful views of Pikes peak and the front range to the north and planes to the east. Mule deer, elk, wild turkey and antelope are frequently seen on site as well as hundreds of other wildlife species. Genreal store and fuel station located just minutes away in the Beulah valley.
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The Hillfort

5 sites · RVs12 acres · Florence, CO
Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent or drive your RV onto our property backing up to Florence Mountain Park and the San Isabel National Forest. Night skies are breathtaking out here, scenery is true Colorado. All amenities available in Florence only 15 minutes away. Only 45 minutes from Colorado Springs. Enjoy our gardens, morning coffee and internet available on our patio; retired chef makes phenomenol muffins often! Driveway is rock and dirt so reasonable ground clearance and good tires are recommended. Bear proof dumpster on site. Reservations required. Campfires depend on Colorado fire bans. We both have much experience in the hospitality industry and have more plans for this property. All questions are welcome.
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Canyon Pines Ranch

1 site · Lodging240 acres · Beulah, CO
Canyon Pines Ranch (CPR) is located in the foothills of Beulah, CO. We are approximately 25 minutes southwest of Pueblo, CO. The 240 acre ranch has stunning views of the Wet Mountain Range and the prominent Greenhorn Mountain. Farther out are the Spanish Peaks before the glimmering Sangre de Cristo Range. The Graneros Gorge with its ancient cliffs rising 600 ft above the St Charles River is a sight to behold, a hidden gem which is hiking accessible from CPR. ( See description)
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Stock Get Away

5 sites · RVs, Tents26 acres · Canon City, CO
Property has been in the family for four generations, great place to be out and about and still close to town and all the attractions of the area.Learn more about this land:Easy access with privacy. Excellent scenery with shade areas. Activity options to chose from; walking, hiking, biking. Dry creek bed with occasional stream during rain showers. Surrounding area has rafting, train rides up the Arkansas River. Less than 30 miles from Cripple Creek gold rush town from the past and present. Only 15 miles from the Royal Gorge Bridge, helicopter rides and zip line events.
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Haven Hill

3 sites · RVs, Tents36 acres · Pueblo, CO
Thirty-five private natural acres high above Scenic Byway 165. You will have total privacy, no other campers! You will be overlooking the beautiful Greenhorn Valley, with wide open views of Greenhorn Mountain and the Spanish Peaks. The stars at night are breathtaking. It feels like you are on a peaceful, remote island in the sky. A great place to fly a kite! It’s conveniently close to lakes, hiking, outdoor activities and supplies, restaurants and gas stations. Several roundabouts exist for turning around large vehicles. RV sites are pull through. For digital Nomads, Cell phone and satellite service is good here. You'll take an immediate right into the driveway off of 165. When you reach the top the hill turn right and you will have your choice of several campsites on the east end of the hill. Fires might be allowed. Check https://www.pueblo.us/2602/Fire-Restrictions If fires are allowed, they must be in campfire circles ONLY! Dead wood on the property is OK to burn. Or Firewood is available to purchase nearby in Colorado City. Do not burn trash please. All trash needs to be packed out. Camp ground #1 has a gravel area for an RV/camper/tent/car and a mulch/grass area for tent camping. As well as a fire ring, picnic table and accessible potable water on the west end of the hill. Camp ground #2 has cleared ground and has a fire ring and picnic table. Plenty of room for RV/camper/tent/cars. Feel free to pick your campground! Bring your own toilet for now. Use of firearms is strictly prohibited. No fireworks are allowed. Quiet time is after 10:00 p.m. Please be respectful of neighboring properties. And remember you are on a hilltop so sound can travel. :-) THINGS TO DO: * Lake Beckwith - Lake Beckwith is the perfect place for walking, fishing, and boating. A Colorado Fishing License is required and all dogs must be on a leash. Personal paddleboards, kayaks, and non-motorized boats are welcome. * Lake Isabel / San Isabel 
Just a twenty-minute drive up Highway 165, San Isabel is a picturesque little community nestled in the mountains alongside Lake Isabel. Lake Isabel is the perfect place to spend the afternoon fishing, kayaking, or hiking. The Lodge at San Isabel, a restaurant and general store is open Mid-May through October. A Colorado Fishing License can be purchased at the gift shop and is required to fish at the lake. Personal paddleboards, kayaks, and small non-motorized boats are welcome. * Bishop’s Castle: Located 30 minutes up Highway 165, Bishop’s Castle is a stone and iron fortress nestled in the trees of the San Isabel National Forest. Wind your way through the castle’s wrought-iron stairwells through three-stories of towers and bridges. Visitors are always welcome free of charge, and the castle itself is always open. * Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve: 
One of the two tallest sand dunes in North America is located two hours west of Colorado City. A perfect place to take a day trip. Pack a lunch and spend the day hiking the dunes, sand sledding, and playing in the creek. * Capulin Volcano National Monument. Located an hour and forty minutes southeast. This is a national monument. * Colorado City Swimming Pool 
The pool is open Monday-Saturday from June to early August and is available for open-swim in the afternoon. * Hollydot Golf Course 
Hollydot is Colorado City’s 18-hole public golf course. Tee times can be booked online, by phone, or in person. * Pueblo City-County Library – Greenhorn Valley Branch - The library offers plenty of kid-friendly activities, as well as classes and events for adults and teens. RESTAURANTS: * Three Sisters Tavern * Bolt Burgers and Shakes * High Octane BBQ * Round Table Sports Grill at Hollydot Golf Course * Rye Cafe * Table Mountain Coffee Sho * The Lodge at San Isabel 
(Open Mid-May–October) * Subway HIKING: * Over two miles of hiking on the property * Greenhorn Trail * Bartlett Trail * St. Charles Trail * Wachob Trail * Coal Creek Trail * San Carlos Trail OTHER: * Propane tanks and refills available at Ace Hardware on CO165 * Dump services available at the KOA Campground on I25 and CO165 * Towing and auto repair available at The Service Center in Colorado City * Hack Shack Liquor Store * Fastbreak Food and Liquor * Valley Market * Gas Stations 
Loaf N’ Jug, Sinclair, Circle K
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Manifest Ranch Tranquility Camp

1 site · Lodging125 acres · Pueblo, CO
Are you looking for a weekend getaway in nature? How about next week? Our brand new turnkey campsite at Manifest Ranch is the perfect destination for you. With a comfortable sleeping capacity of four, you can enjoy a peaceful and secluded camping experience. At Manifest Ranch, you'll have the entire 125 acres of green rolling hills to yourself. Surrounded by stunning mountain views, you can truly escape the city crowds and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Plus, we welcome small kids and pets at no extra cost, so the whole family can join in on the adventure. When was the last time you had a spontaneous getaway, far away from traffic and long lines? Our campsite offers quick and easy access to a beachfront swimming area at a large, laid-back lake known for great fishing and endless good times. Whether you've never experienced such a getaway or it's been a long time, all you have to do is click "Book Now" and get ready to have fun and clear your mind. We've made camping hassle-free for you. Just bring your own food and water, and we'll take care of the rest. However, if you want to take it one step further and make your camping experience even more comfortable, you can choose our Pamper Camper add-on package. This package includes additional amenities to enhance your stay. So, why wait? Pack your bags and embark on a spontaneous adventure to Manifest Ranch. Click "Book Now" and get ready to enjoy nature, relaxation, and endless good times. Thank you for considering our campsite, and if you have any further questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out. Sincerely, Micki B Manifest Ranch
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The best camping near Lake Pueblo State Park guide

Overview

About

Lake Pueblo State Park offers more than 60 miles of shoreline, 4,600 surface acres of water, and two full-service marinas, ideal for boating, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, river tubing, and fishing for a variety of stocked fish. You’ll also find plenty to do on land, including excellent mountain biking and hiking along  some 75 miles of paved and unpaved trails. Nearly 400 campsites make it easy to spend the night—all include a paved parking area, covered picnic table, and fire pit, while some sites offer electric and water hookups.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for RVs campers and lake access: All of the sites in the Arkansas Point Campground feature 50-amp electric hookups and easy access to the south boat ramp.
  • Best for peace and quiet: There are no water or electric hookups in the Juniper Breaks Campground.
  • Best for groups: Loops M, N, and O in the Eagle View area of Northern Plains Campground are best set up to accommodate groups.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. All campsites require a reservation. During peak season, make a reservation as soon as you know your dates, as early as six months in advance.
  2. If your plans are flexible, try to visit during the week, during non-holiday periods, or in winter. The park is open year-round.
  3. Plan to arrive first thing in the morning to make a reservation for any potential unreserved sites.

When to go

The park is busiest between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Temperatures soar in summer, making it a popular time for water sports and the best fishing. The Rock Canyon Swim Beach is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day from Thursday through Monday. Small game and waterfowl hunting is permitted in designated areas between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The park is open year-round, with generally mild temperatures, making non-peak periods a great time to escape the crowds. Winter is ideal for spotting water birds.

Know before you go

  • The North Shore Marina rents sailboats while the South Shore Marina rents pontoons and jet skis.
  • Swimming is not permitted in the reservoir (though wading is). Swimming is only permitted at the Rock Canyon Swim Beach, although there are no lifeguards.
  • Boating is permitted 24 hours a day, but loading and unloading is prohibited after hours.
  • Hunters may only use a bow and arrow or shotguns loaded with birdshot.
  • The park offers several accessible campsites, parking spaces, fishing piers, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, grills, and a paved path around the pond.
  • Bring your own firewood or purchase it onsite. Cutting or gathering wood in the park is prohibited.

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