So glad we stumbled upon these campsites. Had my sights on camping around the reservoir, but after one look we knew we didn’t want to be stuck in a dust pile with a bunch of rvs. Kept driving up the road, past the first trailhead, and came upon tons of open camp sites (the Sunday before Labor Day). Found one with a great view of one of the surrounding 14ers with a creek.
My only gripes are 1.) TONS OF BEES. No one got stung, but damn they were annoying 2.) TONS OF TRAFFIC. Like I said, it was Labor Day weekend so it’s to be expected - but the trucks/cars/rvs driving past our site (which was still a little ways off the road) towards the large campsite in Winfield kicked up a lot of dust and were almost as annoying as the bees (almost).
We’ll definitely be back, despite the bees (but we might wait until the fall).
Great campsite that actually had some semblance of privacy. We were tucked into the trees far from other sites with a partial view of the lake. Quiet with a little bit of water noise, which was perfect for sleeping. There were a few fire pits, one of which was huge, scattered around our site so we had some choices. A little weird to park and a few hundred feet to our campsite, but we enjoyed being further into the woods and closer to the lake views. Will definitely be back.