This is the perfect campground for fly fishermen, birders, outdoor enthusiasts and wildflower seekers. Perched on the Park Range in north central Colorado and bordering the Continental Divide, Dumont Lake Campground offers stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountain ranges.
An alpine meadow and spruce-fir forest surround the 50-acre Dumont Lake, only 5 minutes from the campsites. The sparse conifers and rolling hills make for a scenic setting. You can take the 6-mile roundtrip trail to Rabbit Ears Peak that kicks off next to the campground or go the other way on a trail to Fish Creek Falls some 11 miles out. The beautiful lake and wildflowers remain the main attraction of the campground. The blooms are found everywhere, many of them are waist high – you have to see it to believe it!
The facility has a small campground and a day-use area, with 22 private and roomy campsites. Most sites have clear views of the meadow around the lake. Drinking water is available through hand pumps, and you can use any of the three vault toilets at the facility. The lake is by the picnic area 5 minutes from the campground. What makes this campground stand out from most others is the huge distance between the sites. Some of these are close together, ideal for group camping with friends and family. In most cases, you can only spot a couple of other sites from your own. Remember to clean up after yourself and Fido.
The lake and stream offer excellent fly and spin fishing for trout. You can also enjoy hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, and horseback riding along the trails and dirt roads nearby. Rock climbers will also find their routes. Birding is another popular activity at Dumont Lake. Keep an eye out for wildlife including bobcats, black bears, mule deer, coyotes, and moose, among others. Rest assured, you and your pooch will have a great time here!