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San Luis
San Luis
San Luis State Park

​​​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 motorboats.

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.