La Vista Campground is a pawesome place to stay during your Fido-friendly Lake Isabel getaway! Located 43 miles away from Pueblo, CO in Lake Isabel Recreation area, facilities at La Vista are a little less primitive than many other US Forest Service campgrounds in the area. The 19 RV accessible sites all have electricity hookups (10 other sites are hike-in and tent only). However, you won’t have access to water hookups or showers.
But with such a fantastic location, you and Fido won't mind "ruffing" it too much! La Vista is perched on the shores of the lake, and some sites have waterside views. Although the campground is located in a meadow, many of the sites are well shaded by mature pines, and at an elevation of over 8,600 feet, you and your pooch should have no trouble staying cool even in the height of summer! La Vista has been designated a heavy-usage campground by the Forest Service, so it pays to make your reservation early if you’re camping in an RV (the hike-in sites are first-come, first-served). There's no entrance fee to the area, and sites range from $24 to $28 per night.
You and your buddy are sure to sniff out something to do during your stay! If casting a line is your idea of a good time, you’ll be glad to know that Lake Isabel is something of a hotspot for trout fishing. Lake Isabel is on the Colorado Birding Trail, and avid birders might want to keep an eye out for MacGillivray’s Warbler. Hound-dog hikers won’t have to venture too far fur-ther afield to find their entertainment! Four-pawed fitness freaks looking for a challenge might want to try their luck on the St. Charles Trail, a challenging 17-mile stretch that crosses several creeks and features inclines that vary from the difficult to the truly punishing, while the less athletic among us might enjoy the four-mile, equally scenic Cisneros Trail.
If you have time for a day trip, Bishop Castle is well worth a visit! Located just outside Rye, CO, this palatial structure was built by hand by Jim Bishop over sixty years, and wagging tails are welcome inside and out.
WiFi isn’t available at La Vista, and cellular coverage varies from network to network. Fires are permitted, and you’ll find drinking water available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your buddy, and have a furrific time!