You'll find the Baby Doe Campground on the eastern shores of Turquoise Lake in Leadville, Colorado. This shady and cozy campsite accommodates tents and RVs, and there are 48 sites to choose from. The daily camping fee at most of the sites is $24, but about a fifth of the sites are $26 each night. Baby Doe sits at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet, and the campground is surrounded by lodgepole pine and subalpine fir trees. Your dog can come along to experience this family-friendly campground alongside you, but camp rules dictate they must always be on a leash.
Each site at Baby Doe has a picnic table, a campfire ring, and a grill. Some campsites are accessible, and there's drinking water available for guests. Be sure to keep your food secure in bear-safe food lockers because bears are sometimes seen around the campground. Some of Baby Doe's other amenities include a firewood vendor, a self-pay station, and a campfire host. Up to eight people are permitted to stay at each spot. Campsites can accommodate up to two tents or one tent and one RV.
Your position along Turquoise Lake is ideal for enjoying all sorts of recreational activities during your stay. There's a boat ramp a mile south of the campground, and campers can sail, canoe, boat, and fish for trout on the water. If you'd like to go for an easy hike, trek the 1.2-mile Turquoise Lake Nature Trail that runs along the lake's shore and through the forest. For a longer adventure, opt for the Turquoise Lake Trail, a 6.2-mile path that runs parallel to the shoreline.
Each night, quiet hours are enforced at the campground from 10 PM to 6 AM. You can book your spot at Baby Doe Campground as soon as four days before your visit or up to six months in advance. July and August are especially busy at this pawpular campground, so booking as far in advance as possible is always recommended.