Lathrop State Park

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Flushing
Permit: Unknown
Shower: Yes
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $18.00
Campfire: Limited use
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description

Camp amongst wetland forests and juniper brush under Colorado's Spanish Peaks at Lathrop State Park. Two different lakes can be explored in the park -- Martin Lake and Horseshoe Lake -- providing visitors with ample terrain to enjoy. The land is incredibly beautiful, making it no surprise that this location was Colorado's first state park.

The camping facilities here are divided into two grounds, the larger Piñon Campground and the smaller Yucca Campground. Piñon offers 82 campsites accommodating all sizes of RV or trailer with pull-through options available. Electric hookups are provided here as are pay showers and modern restrooms. At the Yucca grounds, you'll find smaller sites and vault toilets, with only 21 lots to choose from. No hookup options are offered at this section of the park. Sites at either campground start at $18 and come with a picnic table and fire ring. The area is often under a partial or total fire ban, so check before you burn!

Recreation is abundant at Lathrop State Park. The Piñon Campground is right beside a golf course, so you can partake in a game while camping here. Martin Lake is where you can go for wild aquatic fun like water skiing or wakeboarding, and the water is the perfect temperature for swimming. Horseshoe Lake is colder and quieter, making it great for any hoping to get out on a canoe or kayak and try their luck at fishing. Many trails run through the park, so be sure to take your pupper out for lots of walks during your stay.

Furry campers are welcome here as long as they are kept on a 6-foot leash at all times. While visiting Lathrop, be sure to always clean up after your doggo and keep them out of designated swimming areas or other locations marked "no dogs". 

If you'd like to camp where outdoor fun never stops and beautiful views are everywhere you turn, Lathrop State Park is an excellent spot for your next adventure.

Safety
Forest
Address
70 Co Rd 502
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Open Months
January - October
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Address
70 Co Rd 502
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Open Months
January - October