Lake Pueblo is one of the most popular camping destinations in Colorado. Whether you plan on taking advantage of everything the park has to offer, or you need a great camping spot close to the city of Pueblo, Lake Pueblo can accommodate your needs.
With just a short drive from Pueblo City limits, you can camp in a beautiful, natural setting and still be only minutes away from restaurants, shopping, the Colorado State Fair, the Pueblo Zoo, and a number of attractions in the area. Looking for fun day-trips? It takes less then an hour to get to Colorado Springs or Canon City with the Royal Gorge from the park. San Isabel Lake and the beauty of the mountains are less than 30 minutes away.
The park has 400 campsites spread throughout three different areas in the park. All sites consist of a paved parking area, covered picnic table, and fire pit. The electrical campgrounds also feature flush toilets, coin-operated showers, laundry, dump stations, and playgrounds. The campgrounds are patrolled for your safety.
It's always a good idea to plan ahead and take the worry out of your stay. Lake Pueblo’s campgrounds fill to capacity nearly every weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Reservations are a must on holiday weekends and highly recommended any summer weekend. Sites may be reserved online or by calling 1-800-678-2267.
The area named Eagle View in Northern Plains Campground was formally known as group camping. As of January 2011, we no longer reserve this area through our Visitor Center as a group camping area.
While we no longer officially have "group camping" sites, the Eagle View sites in loops M, N and O are still set up nicely to accommodate groups. There is a commons area in the center of the loops for gatherings, but the sites are reserved like all the other sites in the park: individually through the reservation system.
Lake Pueblo's campgrounds are operated for the pleasure and safety of everyone. Please take note of these campground rules.
Please DO NOT cut or gather wood on the park. The 200-year-old Juniper trees cannot be replaced in our lifetime.
Buy your firewood at the park entrance stations or bring some with you.
A valid camping permit or reservation must be purchased.
A valid park pass is required on every vehicle for every day you are camping. This is in addition to the camping fee.
Camping permits need to be placed on the site pole marker.
Camping Permits expire at 12:00 noon on the date of expiration.
One camping unit with up to 6 people is allowed per campsite. A camping unit is defined as the maximum combination of camping equipment allowed in one campsite. The allowable combinations are: One passenger vehicle and two tents; or one motorized vehicle towing a camping trailer and one tent (if space allows) If space permits, one additional passenger vehicle and/or motorcycle may be parked at a campsite.
- Keep all vehicles on pavement at all times
- Quiet time is from 10 pm until 6 am
- Keep all pets on a 6 foot leash and clean up pet waste
Blessed with mild winters, Lake Pueblo has limited camping opportunities throughout the winter. The areas reservable and open year-round are:
Arkansas Point’s Loop A: sites 1-27 & 94-95 – NOTE: APC has electrical hook ups and a place to fill up with water. There are showers, flush restrooms and a dump station available year-round
Juniper Breaks Loop D: sites 100-124 – NOTE: JBC is a non-electric campground with vault restroom facilities and water is available.
Eagle View (sites 300-316) in Northern Plains. Eagle View has electrical hook ups and a place to fill up with water. NOTE: no shower or dump station facilities are available in Eagle View the winter. A vault restroom is open.
Again, keep in mind for winter camping: Juniper Breaks does not have electricity. Eagle View Loops in Northern Plains have electricity, but it should be noted that flush toilets, showers and a dump station are NOT available through the winter. Vault facilities are available in Juniper Breaks and Eagle View.