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Lathrop State Park

70 County Road 502, Walsenburg, CO 81089-9520
+1 719-738-2376
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Beautiful lake, great camping

We spent 2 nights and loved it. Two lakes, one with excellent swim area with nice sandy beach... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robin R
via mobile

Fishing was next to impossible because the lake was high and there were several people there. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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70 County Road 502, Walsenburg, CO 81089-9520
+1 719-738-2376
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights and loved it. Two lakes, one with excellent swim area with nice sandy beach, clean restrooms and shower s. If you want more primitive camping, Yucca Loop, but electrical and showers in Pinion. Very well maintained and will definitely be going...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fishing was next to impossible because the lake was high and there were several people there. We have visited before when the lake was lower and still had the same issue.

Thank hannw303
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of trails around the lake and the old boat dock is a great place to teach kids to skip rocks - just remember to not skip near people fishing! You don't want to interrupt their fun!

Thank 536vernat
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Lathrop is great for families! A 3 mile paved walking trail around the lake, fishing, boating, and a fun beach that has recently been expanded with covered picnic tables and bathrooms. One of our favorite State Parks! PS the camping is awesome too.

Thank mrsevans2011
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I dont fish so it was a nice to walk around. but since I dont fish I dont think Ill go back with the state park fee attached...I enjoyed blue lake just down the road more.

Thank J.c. H
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The state park is nice! We tend to like camping in more secluded areas, but we were vacationing with friends. The area we stayed in was really nice, clean & quiet. The lake was busy, but not super packed. Bathrooms were clean. We traveled to...More

Thank rspence1270
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Just outside Walsenburg, you have your choice of two lakes, lots of fishing and even golf. Great hiking and golf at a ridiculously low price. Always something new as 87% of the area residents use the park each year.

Thank Barb C
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nice lake, swimming available, large secluded sites that accommodated 50 or so. Fire pit, bathroom facilities were very clean and easily available and accessible.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We love Lathrop State Park. We stay here at least once a year for hiking, fishing and siteseeing. The campsites are spacious. There is also lots of space between campsites so you don't feel crowded in. In fact, some sites are very private because of...More

2  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This state park was an easy 7 miles from I-25. All pullthru sites with plenty of space between them. Cement pads, gravel picnic area & Pinõn loop has 20, 30, 50 amps. Water was available throughout the park, but would advise having a full tank...More

2  Thank Wanda R
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Are you open now i have a 37 ft mtr home.
10 March 2017|
Response from Barb C | Reviewed this property |
As a State Park- they are always open- go to State of Colorado Lathrop State Park for more information
Which campsites specifically offer great views at Lathrop State Park? Not just the loop, the number of the campsite.
20 January 2017|
Response from Jill B | Reviewed this property |
In Loop A, 25 through 36, Loop B, 53 through 56. These sites offer great views of the Spanish Peaks and the Cuchara Valley and LaVeta Pass.
Does the campground have electric hookups? I can't seem to find anything about it, and since we always travel with pets, that'll be the option that works for us. We're thinking about coming in February, though, so the weather will have to cooperate, and we'd really like an electric hookup. Can anyone send me a link to info about the campground?
3 February 2015|
Response from BAHnOsceola | Reviewed this property |
yes.. it's called "improved" camping facilities.. and you can see it on their website. Campgrounds Lathrop has 103 campsites and three group-camping areas. The campgrounds accommodate motor homes, trailers and tents, and... More