This recreation area is part of Trinidad Lake
I didn’t know what to expect but this was really a great campsite and park overall. We stayed in site 54 in early October. This site and many near it had very good lake views. The facilities, walking trails, biking trails, playground, etc. were all very well maintained. Well marked hiking trails, which I always appreciate. Outer loop sites seemed best, but if you have young kids, consider that some outer loop sites with water views have a very steep drop off. Piñon trees throughout offer some privacy but not much shade. As other have said, good wifi signal. We will definitely be back!
We’ve stayed here numerous times and will be back. The campground is beautiful and the lake is gorgeous. Would recommend to anyone that is looking for a beautiful spot!
Privacy: not much
Cell service: great
Camper center: Amazing! Laundry, clean restrooms and showers(coin operated, but so worth it) and even a dedicated place to wash kitchen dishes. Wow!
Not sure I would give it extraordinary marks for beauty and interest, but its nice and definitely a great stop for getting caught up on laundry and internet chores.
We stopped here on our way in to Estes park and really enjoyed our stay. I wasn’t expecting much but the campground is beautiful, we were right on the lake and a walking trail. There was electric but no water, and not a ton of privacy. We will definitely be back!
The views were spectacular. The campgrounds were easy to access.
Very nice Pinon Pines and other small trees for cover. Up on the top of a hill next to the lake, so not much access to the water. One year, when the water was low, it took about 15 min both ways up/down pretty rough and rugged trails. Or you drive around to other places to access the lake.
Nice place to stay, but gets VERY HOT. And can also have some unpredictable weather roll through with high winds. Remember this site is on a hilltop.
One photo you can see another campground, across the lake, that has almost no cover, not much sagebrush even, but is right next to the water. We choose the Ridge with Pinons, and the hike to water. But some may want more water access.