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​​​​​​​​​There are two campgrounds at Trinidad Lake with a total of 73 sites. The South Shore Campground has ten non-electric sites within walking distance of the lake. All these RV-friendly sites have panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The Carpios Ridge Campground--located up on a ridge, 150 feet above the lake--has 63 campsites that can accommodate RVs, trailers or tents.

Modern facilities at this campground include:

  • Centrally-located water hydrants;

  • 50–amp electrical service at all sites;

  • Full hookups at seven sites (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 62 and 63); 

  • The camper services building with coin-operated showers, laundry and flush toilets is open from mid March to mid Oct. During the winter season, the family restrooms are available 

  • 24-hour restroom facilities just outside the campground--open year-round also; and 

  • A dump station located near the campground entrance. Please use this facility; it’s illegal to dump waste and sewage, including dishwater, anywhere else.

Campground Information

The campground is patrolled for your safety and to ensure quiet after 10 p.m.

A campsite reservation can be made a minimum of three days in advance; up to a maximum of six months ahead by calling 1-800-244-5613 or online at There is a reservation fee of $10 for each site that is booked.

Please camp only in designated sites and display your camping permit in the site marker. Checkout time is noon. Visit the Reservations page to make your reservation at Trinidad Lake State Park now!

Winter Camping

Year-round camping is available at sites 1-23, 62 and 63 with electricity available at all sites and water taps scattered throughout the campground. Sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 62, and 63 offer full hookups. Sites 24-61 are closed between Mid October to mid March.  The South Shore Campground is closed between mid October to mid May.

Accessible Camping

Universally accessible facilities are available at the Carpios Ridge Campground and picnic area. Restrooms, showers, picnic tables and drinking fountains are also accessible.

Group Camping

Group Camping Facilities for up to 60 people at the Piedmont Group Campground. Electricity, water, restrooms and group shelter included. Call (719) 846-6951 for more information.