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Camping: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Conejos Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lake Fork Campground

Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 17
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: 24 SITES OPERATED BY CONCESSIONAIRE. RESERVED SITES: 1-12, 14-19.
Reservation Status: Accepted



Lake Fork Campground Reservations



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General Description

Wide angle of Conejos River Canyon, just below Valdez Creek looking north - 10.75
Copyright: McGuire - US Forest Service
Wide angle of Conejos River Canyon, just below Valdez Creek looking north - 10.75
Lake Fork Campground is 7 miles south of Platoro on the Conejos River. There is a good access point for the South San Juan Wilderness. Rock Lake, Conejos River, Lake Fork Creek and Big Lake can all be accessed for fishing. Trial accesses include Lake Fork Trail 716 and Tobacco Lake Trail 715.

The facility has 17 sites with tables and grates (firewood is limited). 2 vault type toilets, refuse containers and pickup. There is a developed water system with 2 hand pumps. 10 of the sites accommodate trailers but the maneuvering space is limited.

Directions from Antonito, Colorado: Travel 23.0 miles west on Colorado Highway 17 to Forest Road # 250. Go 15.0 miles northwest on Forest Road # 250 to campground entrance.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: After Labor Day Weekend, Campground will stay open with reduced services (Pack it in/pack it out) for Big Game Hunting season and Fall color viewing.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Tables, fire grates, water, tr



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-06-08 14:03:00.0


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Filed By: Cheryl J Sims (Duncan, OK)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I have not missed going here since 2000. I moved to a different party of Oklahoma in 2006, & took my fiance' (now husband). He is now hooked & we spent 2 wks. camping out in June, 2008. Going back again in 2009.
Conditions: Conejos River running big time & more snow than I've seen in several years. Watch the road in if it has rained.
Water Availability: Good water pump in campground & plenty of water in the river.

Filed By: Cheryl
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We just got back from our 4th year for our 2 families to camp here. This year was better than last because we could have a campfire. Campsites are still wonderful & the scenery is still breath-taking.
Conditions: It rained evey day except 1 of the 8 days we were there. There was a little snow on Conejos Peak. The Conejos River was running much better than last year.

Filed By: Cheryl
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This was our third year for our 2 families to camp in this campground. Although we could not have a campfire, we had a WONDERFUL time. Beautiful, relaxing, clean campground with nice camp host
Conditions: Rained every day but 2 of the 8 days we were there, but only for an hour or so at a time. Road to campground very rough but well worth the slow drive
Water Availability: Good well water at the pump & we used the river water to wash dishes.

Filed By: Peggy
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Excellent place for camping - very quiet and relaxing. Camp host are great! Going back in July also! One of those places where you want to go every year. LOVE IT!!!!!

Filed By: Cheryl J. Wells (Checotah, OK)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Our family has camped @ Lakefork Campground for the last 2 years & already have our reservations for July, 2002. Weather & view is beautiful. The Skyline Lodge serves excellent food (Very Large portions). But we usually just 'rough' it.
Conditions: There is always a little snow on Conejos Peak even in mid-July

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The scenery is breathtaking. The campground hosts are very friendly and helpful. Great area for fishing. Some of the campsites are much nicer and larger than others - be careful with reservations if you don't know the campground. Overall - great campground.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Maximum vehicle length 25 feet
Yes
ICON Tent Camping 17 sites
Yes
ICON Camping Lake Fork Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Nearby
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Nearby trails; access to South San Juan Wilderness
No
ICON Big Game Hunting In season
No
ICON Road Biking Forest Road 250
No



Nearby Services

Groceries: SKYLINE LODGE (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 MILES NORTHWEST ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO PLATORO.

Nearest Pay Phone: SKYLINE LODGE (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 MILES NORTHWEST ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO PLATORO.

Gas Station: SKYLINE LODGE (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 MILES NORTHWEST ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO PLATORO.

Other Attractions: ANTONITO MEDICAL CLINIC, ANTONITO, COLORADO (Private - Profit .) Directions: 17.7 MILES SE ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO HIGHWAY 17,

Nearest Hospital: CONEJOS COUNTY HOSPITAL, LA JARA, COLORADO (Private - Profit) Directions: 17.7 MILES SE ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO LA JARA.



Related Activities
Conejos River Road - FR 250 Scenic Drive - Forest Road 250 is a graded dirt road that follows the Conejos River from Highway 17 to Platoro, crosses Stunner Pass, and then descends to the San Luis Valley along the Alamosa River.

Lake Fork - Lake Fork Campground offers easy access to the stream.

Lake Fork Creek Trail - The trail is a gentle hike along the Lake Fork Creek to Big Lake. The trail then climbs steeply to a saddle between Forest King Mountain and Mammoth Mountain and drops steeply into the community of Platoro.

Tobacco Lake Trail (#715) - At one time the trail went to Tobacco Lake, but a portion of the trail was destroyed during timber sale operations in the area. The trail follows Lake Fork Creek, and the visitor will pass a series of pleasant cascades.

Upper Conejos River - Upper Conejos River is easily accessible and heavily fished, but remains excellent fishing.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Alamosa Visitor Information Center, Cole Park , Alamosa, CO, 81101, Phone: 719-589-4840, bluskys@alamosa.org

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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