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Camping: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > South Park Ranger District

Quick Facts

Kite Lake Campground

Capacity: 70 People
Elevation: 12,000 Feet (3740.6 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 7
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Kite Lake Campground & Trailhead are located approximately 15 miles northwest of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. The campground consists of seven sites. Each site includes a table and a fire grate. Sanitation is provided by one vault toilet. There are no garbage cans, so users must pack out what they pack out. No drinking water is provided at this site. The road leading to the campground is not recommended for passenger cars, RVs or trailers.

Kite Lake Campground provides access to the fourteeners Bross, Democrat and Lincoln. Starting from the campground, a hiker/climber in good condition can reach the summits of these three mountains in one day.

Directions from Fairplay: Kite Lake Campground & Trailhead are located approximately 15 miles northwest of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors may reach this site by taking State Highway 9 northwest from Fairplay for 8 miles to the town of Alma. From Alma take Highway 8 west for 2 miles. Highway 8 becomes Forest Developed Road 192, which continues for another 5 miles until it dead-ends at the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: June through Labor Day Weekend .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This campground is awsome. You are literaly camping in a bowl of 14ers. If you don't mind camping in the open where you can see other campers, and the daily afternoon thunderstorm, this site is for you. A zero degree bag is recommended dut to the elevation of 12000. It gets chilly at night.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Tent Camping Kite Lake Trailhead
Yes
ICON Camping Kite Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving State Road 8
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Kite Lake Trailhead
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Kite Lake Trailhead
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Kite Lake Trailhead
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Kite Lake Trailhead
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Kite Lake Trailhead
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Kite Lake Trailhead
Yes



Nearby Services

nearest public phone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Travel southeast 6.0 miles on County Road 8 to State Highway 9 and Alma.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Park County Tourism Office, P.O. Box 220 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-4279

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