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Lakeview Campground

Capacity: 590 People
Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 59
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: 21 family sites 3 group sites
Reservation Status: Accepted for Selected Sites



Lakeview Campground Reservations



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General Description

Scenery at the Lakeview Campground from Loop G
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Scenery at the Lakeview Campground from Loop G
Lakeview Campground is located in the Twin Lakes area, but not immediately on the reservoir. Lakeview is the closest developed campground to the South Mt. Elbert Trailhead. Some of the sites at Lakeview require reservations and some are first come first serve. The maximum size camper permitted at Lakeview is 32 feet. A variety of recreation opportunities are accessible from this campground, including but not limited to the following: fishing, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.

Directions from Leadville: From Leadville travel south on US Hwy 24 to the junction of Colorado Highway 82. Travel west approximately 4 miles to Lake County Road 24. Turn right (north) on Lake County 24 and follow it approximately 1 mile to Lakeview Campground.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail
No
ICON Boat Launching Twin Lakes Reservoir - Dexter Point Boat Ramp, Red Rooster Boat Ramp
Yes
ICON Boating Twin Lakes Reservoir
Yes
ICON Family Camping Lakeview Family Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Lakeview Family Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Lakeview Family Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Lakeview Family Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Lakeview Campground
Yes
ICON Automobile Travel Independence Pass, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON History Interlaken Historic Site, Twin Lakes Village Historic Site
Yes
ICON Fishing Lake Creek, Mt. Elbert Forebay, Twin Lakes Reservoir
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Lost Canyon Road, Flume Creek Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Big Willis Gulch Trail, Black Cloud Trail, Colorado Trail, Echo Canyon Trail, Hope Pass Trail, Independence Pass Trail, Interlaken Trail, Lily Ponds Trail, South Mt. Elbert Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Big Willis Gulch Trail, Black Cloud Trail, Colorado Trail, Echo Canyon Trail, Hope Pass Trail, Independence Pass Trail, Interlaken Trail, Lily Ponds Trail, South Mt. Elbert Trail
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
No
ICON Small Game Hunting Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
No
ICON Bird Identification Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
No
ICON Mushroom Identification Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Pine Cone Gathering Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Twin Lakes Reservoir, Mt. Elbert Forebay
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Lost Canyon Road, Flume Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road, Interlaken Loop, Mt. Elbert Creek - one way, Mt. Elbert Creek/Pipeline Loop
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Lost Canyon Road, Flume Creek Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road
No
ICON Motorcycle Riding Lost Canyon Road, Flume Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road
No
ICON General Information Elbert Power Plant Visitor Center
No
ICON Canoeing Twin Lakes Reservoir
Yes
ICON Picnicking Twin Lakes Reservoir - Dexter Point Picnic Grounds, Mt. Elbert Picnic Grounds, Twin Lakes Historic Park Picnic Grounds
Yes
ICON Scenic Driving Independence Pass, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON Road Biking Independence Pass Road
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Independence Pass Road, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Twin Lakes Village
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes



Related Activities
Colorado Trail (Halfmoon to Twin Lakes) - This segment of the Colorado Trail begins in the Halfmoon Drainage and continues for approximately 6 miles to the Lakeview Campground above Twin Lakes.

Colorado Trail (Twin Lakes to Clear Creek Rd.) - This segment of the Colorado Trail leads from Twin Lakes Reservoir to Clear Creek Road. It is a popular segment that is used by many runners training for the long-distance foot race the Leadville 100.

Dexter Campground - There are five Forest Service Campgrounds in the Twin Lakes area: Dexter, Lakeview, Parry Peak, Twin Peaks and White Star. Dexter Campground has 24 sites that are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Dexter Point Boat Launch - On the shores of Twin Lakes Reservoir are two paved boat ramps. Dexter Point Boat Ramp is located on the northeastern shore of the lake.

Mt. Elbert - Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft elevation is the highest point in Colorado. It is the second highest mountain in the lower 48 states.

Parry Peak Campground - Perry Peak Campground is located west of Twin Lakes Reservoir on Highway 82. Many recreation opportunities are accessible from this campground including fishing, canoeing, hiking, motorcycle riding, four-wheel driving and mountain biking.

Red Rooster Angler Parking - Red Rooster Fishing Site is located on the southwestern shore of Twin Lakes Reservoir. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout and visitors will find fair to good fishing.

Red Rooster Boat Launch - On the shores of Twin Lakes Reservoir are two paved boat ramps. Red Rooster Boat Ramp is located on the northwestern shore of the lake.

Twin Peaks Campground - There are five Forest Service Campgrounds in the Twin Lakes area: Dexter, Lakeview, Parry Peak, Twin Peaks and White Star. Thirty-nine sites are available at Twin Peaks Campground on a first come, first serve basis,

Whitestar Campground - Whitestar Family Campground is one of five campgrounds surrounding Twin Lakes Reservoir. Reservation status of the 68 campsites at Whitestar vary between first come, first serve and reservations accepted.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box P, South US 24 , Buena Vista, CO, 81211, Phone: 719-395-6612

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

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