Lake City, Colorado

Castle Lakes Campground Resort

Lake City, Colorado



Lake City, Colorado
Phone: (970) 944-2622

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $34 7/2015

Latitude: 37.9082968402965
Longitude: -107.345805219574

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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11 Reviews

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Major Dad

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice quiet family campground at 9200' along the road to Cinnamon Pass. Even though it is a great place to stay for an ATV/jeep trip on the Alpine Loop, they are not allowed to be ridden inside the campground except when leaving or returning from an excursion. That keeps the noise down considerably. The fishing lakes are great for kids of all ages, and I appreciate that this is not the kind of campground that attracts "loud partiers." We spent two weeks in July here, and used the heater nearly every night; a very welcome relief from my south Texas summer. There is no TV signal (I don't use satellite TV on vacation), no phone signal, and only a very rudimentary WIFI signal around the lodge. The beauty of the location more than compensates for the lack of electronic amenities. It is a 20 minute drive into Lake City, but the road is good and the trip scenic. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

A concert at the BBQ Station in Lake City is great. For the price of a ticket we got a BBQ plate at a picnic table close to the stage to see "Asleep at the Wheel." Also memorable is a drive to the National Forest campground and fishing lakes off of Slumgullion Pass to see moose in the evening...but keep your distance from them, please!

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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gumper

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

(Note: The owner of this park had a serious accident just prior to our arrival. This review assumes that the facilities would be much the same or better if he was present. The cooperation of neighbors and seasonal campers suggest that the owners are good people.) The location is beautiful, mountains all around. Utilities worked fine, wifi is limited to in or near the office. Although a fishing and "off road" park it was peaceful (aside from one camper who cared less about who was bothered). A previous reviewer noted a dirt road access (CR 30). It is about the best dirt road you will ever drive in the mountains and do not be concerned. five miles past the campground is 4-wheel country. There is a lot of wildlife in the area so use caution. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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lstephe99

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great RV park. Plenty of space between sites, friendly atmosphere and right next to a lake. Wish it was closer to where we live. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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JEMc

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful setting with most sites in the trees as well as a few sites in an open parking lot area where you can use a satellite dish. It is a wide and level gravel road for 4 miles to reach the campground. Very clean laundry with 4 washers and 4 dryers. The owners are very friendly, we rented a jeep to drive the gorgeous Alpine Loop. We also caught 3 delicious trout in the lake which cost us $7 to fish. Would definitely stay here again and stay longer. Cell phones do not work here. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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dena jobe

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is located on the Alpine loop, dirt road for 4 miles to park on winding mountain road past lake San Cristobol. Very narrow drive around park to site, very difficult with larger camper. Sites difficult to get into and close together. No cell signal for any phone service, only spot is 4 miles back down dirt road to paved road. Wi-Fi great, only available at lodge, but works great. Lake city is a very small town, and only has a general type store, very expensive, and very limited. Closest store 45 minutes away. That was all the negatives, the positives: views were amazing, well worth all the negative. Easy access to alpine 4x4 loop. Fishing in private ponds were great, we fished pretty much everyday. and came home with tons of trout. Lake San Cristobol is beautiful! The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The teenage girls who were very upset and crying the first day we were there because of the no cell service and the remoteness, are already wanting to return! We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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mrkpnyb

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

As before, this is a great campground for seeing the San Juan Mountains (Alpine Loop) by 4x4, ATV or motorcycle. The Owners are great- they have genuine concern for your satisfaction. We were able to get satellite (thru the trees) from our site but that is probably not possible at all sites due to the trees/mountains. Those in the group that fished on the private lakes caught their limit (4 fish/person/day). Laundry was clean and usually busy. Showers/restrooms were clean. There are fire rings at each site which for us, could be limited due to the smoke. The Wi-Fi works in and around the lodge but can be slow. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Motorhome.

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kmiller

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been going to Castle Lakes for the past 16 years and we love every minute of it. The owners have been wonderful to us every year. We started out in our own tent, went to one of their trailers on site and now have moved up to our own 5th wheel. We have not had any problems with any aspect of the campground. The view is outstanding! And the ease to take your Ranger, 4x4, or Jeep on road trips up the mountain is real nice. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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mrkpnyb

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the place to stay if you are riding motorcycles/ATVs/4x4s on the Alpine Loop. You can ride right out of the camp onto the loop- no need to trailer to a drop off point. The campground does have rules as previously posted- 5mph max speed in the park. Exceed the 5mph and expect the staff to let you know about it. Interior roads are dirt, 5mph speed limit helps keep the dust down and children safe. There are 2 stocked private lakes on site ($6./person/day to fish with a 4 fish limit, no state license required). We hade 4 folks in the group fish with ~ 50% catch rate on 12 to 14” rainbows and browns. Sites are spaced nicely apart with great shade. We were able to get 34ft rig into our site with slide on both sides and awning out. Picnic table and fire rings at each site. Restrooms were clean. Laundry was clean and all machines working. There is one local (Denver) channel. We were able to get Dish reception through the trees. WiFi available at the lodge. Looked at other campgrounds in the area, this one has the most shade and greatest distance between sites. We will stay here again. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Motorhome.

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REO

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful campground. Excellent owners, unbeatable view, and lake fishing. It is a bit remote, but that is our preference. Jeep trails in the mountains. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Motorhome.

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bugeater58

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. We would stay again. A little dusty, but with the lack of rain, it was to be expected. Owner came down after hours and helped with lack of water problem. My fault! Sites had plenty of distance between them so you didn't get the "parking lot" feel but close enough to visit with your neighbors. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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cherylexum

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2004 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground located about 10 miles from the heart of Lake City. This is a great campground if you intend to ride four-wheelers on the Alpine Loop. If not, I would not suggest staying here. Campground hosts are just not 'people' oriented. We were screamed at LOTS for pulling into the RV park too quickly (5mph is too fast for them). We have also seen them yell at kids on their bicycles for going too fast (?). This is their home and business but it always feels like you are invading 'their space' when staying there. Just not a homey feeling and I do not recommend. I have stayed there twice. Once in 2001 when it was the only site available for part of our trip and onve with my in-laws in 2004. Both experiences were the same - less than stellar. Be careful with their Jeep rentals. they do not put 'off road' tires on them - street tires do not do the job on the Alpine Loop - too slippery. We camped at Castle Lakes Campground Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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