In the shadow of the Great Sand Dunes National
Park is peaceful San Luis State Park and Wildlife Area. Waterfowl, shorebirds,
songbirds and raptors fill the sky over this unique desert ecosystem, making San
Luis an outstanding watchable wildlife area most of the year.
The park is located just 15 minutes
west of the Great Sand Dunes
National Park and Preserve and features a modern
campground. All 51 sites have electrical hookups, sheltered tables, fire
grills, nearby drinking water hydrants, and an available dump station. Campsites
have a panoramic view of San Luis Lake, the surrounding Sangre de Cristo
Mountain Range and the Great Sand Dunes.
San Luis has been a water
sports haven in the San Luis Valley since the 1920s. Water skiing, motor
boating, personal watercraft, fishing, sailing, and windsurfing continue to be
popular at San Luis. San Luis Lake is currently dry, due to low winter snowpack
and, consequently, low spring runoff. The boat ramp is closed to
Check the park’s Conditions Page or call the park at (719)
378-2020 for current lake conditions. During winter months call Lathrop State
Park at (719) 738-2376 for current conditions.