Looking for an awesome spot for your next camping trip in Colorado? Check out West Lake Campground! This popular campground sits in Roosevelt National Forest, a giant expanse of conifers, mountains, and grasslands in the state’s north-central region. Known for its breathtaking setting and well-kept campsites, West Lake is among the best campgrounds in the entire state. You can immerse yourself in nature while you enjoy the company of your fellow campers — and your dog! The campground welcomes canine companions.
West Lake Campground rests next to the lake that gives it its name. It is situated at a relatively high elevation of 8,200 feet, and it is well-shaded by the surrounding pine trees. The nightly fee for a single site is $29, and the fee for a double site is $58. All sites have a tent pad, campfire ring with grill, and picnic table, and all but five sites have electric hookups. The campground also provides drinking water and offers firewood for purchase.
You’ll have numerous ways to spend your time while you're staying at West Lake. You can relax at your campsite with your waggy friend and enjoy the peaceful setting around you. If you want to do something a little more adventurous, you can head out to some of the recreation sites around the campground. West Lake is 25 acres and provides an excellent opportunity for fishing or paddling, and there are a few other lakes nearby as well. If you’re interested in hiking and wildlife viewing, head to some of the trails near the campground: West Lake Trail is the closest and spans about 1.5 miles. Mount Margaret Trail is another popular option. For more information about the area and its activities, you can stop by Redfeather Visitors Center.
Make sure your dog stays leashed at all times when you’re staying at West Lake Campground. Also, be bear-aware; the campground is located in bear country.