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Lake Pueblo
Lake Pueblo
Lake Pueblo

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lake Pueblo, rated a fishing “hot spot,” provides over 4,600 surface acres of water, 60 miles of shorelin​​e and almost 10,000 acres of land. Along with the sunny days and a mild year-round climate, visitors quickly learn that one day is not enough.

Full service marinas and a diversity of campsites welcome guests to stay awhile. Water recreation includes sailing, motor-boating, waterskiing, river tubing and prime fishing. Boaters choose from two full-service marinas and boat ramps.

Land recreation includes hiking, biking, picnicking and diverse nature exploration. Miles of trails make it easy to discover the beauty of the shady Arkansas River below the dam or the wonder of 200-year-old Juniper trees. Wet or dry activities culminate with camping options that encourage a day of play to become a mini-vacation.

Views of the Greenhorn and Wet mountain ranges to the southwest and the magnificent Pikes Peak to the north are a splendid way to end the day. It is no wonder that Lake Pueblo State Park is a favorite destination.


Winter hours are now in effect.  The ramps are open 5 am to 6 pm daily unless there is inclement weather.  

Lake Pueblo is open to boating 24 hours a day, but boats can only be launched when the inspection stations are open. When the stations are closed, the gates to the boat ramps will be locked and no boats will be able to enter or leave the water.

In an effort to standardize the opening/closing of ramps in bad winter weather and to ensure everyone's safety, we are instituting a new policy.

If the schools in Pueblo School District 70 are closed for bad weather: the ramps will be closed that day.

If the schools in District 70 are on a two hour delay:  the ramps will open at 9:00 am.

The information regarding school closings in D70 are widely reported on local television and radio stations. District 70 closing notices are available at

District 70 is not open Fridays through Sundays. If it is an abnormally cold or snowy day, call the CSP dispatch center at 719-544-2424. Leave your name and number and ask for the morning ranger to call with the status of the station.

As always, ramps may be closed early on days with bad winter weather as well.

Activities and Updates

If you love Colorado's Great Outdoors:

Visit the new Colorado Outdoor Magazine Online and check out the great article and video of our local high school's fishing team, the Cyclone Anglers.

​Fall/Winter Camping

We are currently in winter camping mode.​  For this winter only, reservations will not be available for electrical sites past January 2015 due to facility construction in Arkansas Point, Prairie Ridge and Yucca Flats.  Updated information is available on the 2015 Construction Update​ page.​​

  • 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 no shower or laundry facilities available in the winter, but the flush restroom and dump station are open.

  • 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, laundry or dump station facilities are available in Eagle View the winter. A vault restroom is open.

Swim Beach

Swimming is allowed only at the Rock Canyon Swim Beach.  It is currently closed for the season and will re-open on Memorial Day Weekend 2015!