This is such an adorable camp ground! Everything is very nice and new and the art is delightful!
It is perfect for families. There is a nice swing set, two wagons, a basketball hoop, and other things to keep kids occupied with plenty of space to play. My sons spent the entire time gleefully pulling each other around in the utility wagon. After a week camping in Colorado at awesome campsites, my kids all said this was probably their favorite. My oldest daughter fell in love with the sweet Pyrenees “guarding” the camp ground.
The views are spectacular and the property is very secluded. It is about 30 minutes from Alamosa if you’re coming from the west, or 25 minutes from Great Sand Dunes so it’s great for getting their early and avoiding the crowds/heat. If you’re coming from the west, just take Lane 4N east (off highway 17) til it ends, turn right, and drive til that road ends. The GPS coordinates showed the correct location/roads on my Phone. Make sure you get the padlock code from Kasia!
We have a minivan and a small (8’) pop up camper and although we reserved the “rabbit” camp site, we ended up parking in the “coyote” site next to it because it was slightly longer/wider and easier to back into. There is a little A frame on one end of the little campground and then two sites right next to each other, rabbit and coyote.
There were some college girls at the A frame listening to Taylor Swift after dark, but we just turned on our own tunes to drown that out lol. I would suggest a “quiet hours” rule in the future As sound really travels in a little campground.
The outhouse is a composting (sawdust) toilet system and it was very clean with no smell at all.
Overall I highly recommend the place! If you have kids they will love it! Especially if you want something off the beaten path, yet still close to the Dunes or other sites, this is perfect! Much better than a crowded state/national park campground, yet well maintained and accessible for car camping.
Itty bitty lakes was great! It is surrounded by views Of mountains on both sides and bordered by the Arkansas river.
We camped with a little pop up and were given the (double) site by the ponds. It was perfect for us. It is still very close to the river, maybe 10 yards or so, but I was happy not to be right on the river because we have 3 kids and the river is very fast and comes right up to some of the sites. I recommend this spot to families or those with smaller campers. There was a good amount of space for my kids to run around safely and it was totally secluded from others when we were there.
The camp ground is on the highway but it didn’t really bother us. I figure you always have to compromise with car camping, so unless you want some back country experience, it’s just a trade off and being on the highway makes it very accessible to nearby excursions.
The campground itself is very well kept, lots of greenery and shade, decorated with neat art, so it’s way nicer than the other RV park parking lots or “campgrounds” in the area on the highway.
We had a nice fire pit and the wood here is a great price.
The port a potty close by our site was very clean. The bathrooms/shower house was okay.
Rob and Kay are so nice and helpful and we were happy to support their business.
Overall, especially for the price, I am extremely pleased with our stay at itty bitty lakes and I recommend it!
Gorgeous views and very, very secluded! We brought our little pop up and 3 children and they loved it. The weather was mild, a few sprinkles at night, but no wind at all. Tons of mosquitoes but we wear essential oil repellent that worked just fine.
It felt like we were the only humans for miles (there’s a house in viewing distance but other than that, it’s just you, the land, and the big sky!)
The views of the mountains are 360 and absolutely breathtaking! If you want to get off the beaten path, have a nice little site you can pull up to, and be dazzled with stunning views, camp here!
Pulling a camper?
I do recommend this site but I want to advise others that the road off Elkhorn was very, very deeply rutted basically the whole way, so much so that we were not at all sure we’d be able to make it (or be able to turn around) in our minivan pulling a little pop up. 4x4 would not make a difference if your camper (or vehicle) has low clearance. I was surprised we weren’t given advance notice because the weather wasn’t inclement or anything, and I told Jon what were driving/pulling. We’re half crazy optimists and my husband is a country driver so we just made it happen! But it was harrowing at times.
By the time we got to the property, I couldn’t exactly tell were site 1 was, after we drove past 2 and then 3, and with the road situation we decided to use site 2 since we could tell it wasn’t rutted. The views were spectacular! It was not windy at all so it was really peaceful and serene.
However I do not recommend site 2 for campers, even tiny pop ups, because the driveway is on a slope and it took quite a bit of rigging to make it even doable, and we still slept at quite a tilt.
Other than that, I couldn’t recommend the property more for secluded back country camping for all ages! Jon has improved the sites just enough to make camping enjoyable and accessible, but left everything pristine and beautiful.
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