Clear Lake Camping is located four miles south of Georgetown along the Guanella Pass Road. Clear Lake is a first-come, first-served campground. Reservations are not accepted. There are eight sites available, all are suitable for small camper trailers and tents. Facilities provided include restrooms and water. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate and picnic table. Click here for more information on camping near Guanella Pass.
Stayed here a week.Bathroom was dirty. Toiletpapet always on the floor. Toilet seat needs to be repaired in men’s bathroom. Also toilet paper in different places of campground from campers. It is not worth the $19.
Our site (#2) was perfect. Beautiful and mostly private. Bathrooms (Vault toilets) were very clean. Unfortunately, with it being an all “first come, first serve” camp ground, there was a lot of traffic in and out all weekend. We had some people try to snag a spot on our site, and they were very insistent that they had rights to do so, because there was a parking spot available. It started to get a bit heated when we declined their request for squatting on our site. Not so relaxing. Our neighbors were there to party hard, lots of language and up until 2-3 in the morning. Definitely didn’t adhere to the quiet time guidelines 10pm-6am. Made it hard for our kiddos to sleep and we had to keep explaining that they were never to use that language. I was super sad. We decided this type of camping wasn’t for us, and would be finding a more remote site next time. If you don’t mind a lot of traffic, loud neighbors (possible) and sharing your site with a random stranger…you will love this place. It was very beautiful, fresh air, and clean bathrooms, the dumpsters were nice too…keeps the trash smell out of your car. Also, great hiking nearby. We did the silver dollar trail, beautiful!!!
Small campsite with a fee about 15min from Georgetown.
There are many camping options on Guanella Pass, and I can’t say this is the best option but it isn’t bad. It’s a nice little campground near a lot of hiking and lakes. The sites have all the necessities, are sized well, and are surrounded by mostly aspen forest. I arrived after dark on a weekend and still snagged a spot. It made for a good place to spend the night before hitting the trails in the morning. I did the Silver Dollar Lake and Murray Lake Trail which takes you to 3 alpine lakes. Bierstadt Trail is also just up the road, which goes to the summit of 14er Mt Bierstadt. There is a closer campground to these hikes, but Clear Lake is a couple hundred feet lower in elevation so it is a little warmer. Although this campground is named Clear Lake, it is not on Clear Lake so there are no sites with views of the lake or creek. There is a picnic ground next to the lake instead with day sites.
We left Denver on Memorial day weekend without a reservation and were ready to settle for whatever we could find. We drove a couple miles past Georgetown and found this first come first served gem. It's a small loop based campground with about 8 spots. The spots are large, there is parking for a couple cats and there is a fire pit and picnic table at each site. The bathroom was clean. The water pump worked. If you are taking a very large group and the campground is full there are off the road spots just past.