Camping along Pearl Lake is a dream come true. It's a quiet lake, surrounded by mountains and forest, perfect for paddle boarders. There is also a nice hike that goes over the dam and then climbs up and away from civilization.
Some of sites are along the lake, others are on an upper loop with views of the lake, or of the valley behind the park. Note that site 29 (and a few others) have stairs leading from the street to the campsite.
Half of the upper loop sites have a lake and mountain view. Plenty space between sites for privacy too. They had twice daily ranger visits and they were very polite. No trash and all campers seemed very friendly.
Had to reserve well ahead but was worth it. Right on the lake, good amount of space between spots, close to Steamboat. Bathrooms were clean, camp hosts were nice.
Clean bathrooms and great views. We visit this campground every year.
We visit this campground every year in late August. The camp hosts are extremely friendly, helpful but also give you the space you need. We have a pop up camper. We always stay in the same spot which faces the lake. Bathrooms are always clean and so are the camp sites. We drive over to Steamboat lake to go fishing and take our canoe out on. You aren't allowed to take a boat of any kind on Pearl. The lake looks like glass and is so peaceful! You are allowed to fish from the shore and paddle board on lake.
There aren't as many tress as there use to be, but it is one of our favorite places to camp for 3+ nights.
Just down the road there is a little store where you can buy groceries if you have forgotten something at home.