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Trinidad, Colorado

Trinidad Lake State Park

Trinidad, Colorado



Trinidad, Colorado
Phone: (719) 846-6951

Sites: 73
Recent Rate: $31 9/2016

Latitude: 37.149508157622
Longitude: -104.57087516785

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.75 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.75
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • 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 no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

36 Reviews

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park. It's spread out along a sloping ridge by the lake. No view of the lake, though, from most sites. The sites vary between gravel and asphalt and most seem to be fairly level side to side but not front to back. They are huge sites, though, with lots of room between them affording quite a bit of privacy. Only about 6-7 are FHU, though, with the rest being just electric only.
Now for the bad part. This park, along with all the CO state parks rip you off with a $7/day "park pass" on top of the $24 for electric only sites. And as if that's not bad enough, they also charge for the showers! At $31 per night, charging another couple bucks for a decent shower is just insulting. I think next time I'd pay $35 or so for an RV Park with free showers and wi-fi. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Very impressive facilities. The buildings that house the restrooms, showers and laundry are extremely clean, new and well laid out. We only stayed for an overnight stop so didn't see much of the lake or hiking trails. The camping spots were mostly asphalt and level. One of the cleanest and neatest campgrounds we've ever stayed at. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty park. Only a few FHU sites and many are not very level. Nice hiking trails. Laundry room and showers are clean and well-maintained. Great Verizon and ATT signals. Biggest problem is narrow roads. We stayed near the entrance but had to go around the loop to leave and had a lot of trouble keeping our RV tires on the road. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Not a lot to do in Trinidad. Highway of Legends is a pretty drive with some interesting geologic formations. Check out Rino's Italian Restaurant. They have good food and singing waiters.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a bad park. Sites were a little short for the most part. All sites had 50/30amp service. No water at the sites which made this seem like a costly park. The thing that impressed me was staff came around the next morning to shovel out the ashes from the fire rings. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stay at a Colorado State Park. We were very impressed with the facilities, the cleanliness and layout. They have a clean, modern laundry facility. We didn't take advantage of the lake, but enjoyed the hiking trails. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed the Highway of Legends scenic drive. It's a loop on Highway 12 from Trinidad to Walsenburg. I highly recommend lunch at The Dog Bar in Cuchara.

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Review Count: 125
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a state park. There is a $10 fee to reserve a site. There is a vehicle entrance fee of $7 a day in addition to the camping fee. The following sites are full hook ups 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 62 & 63. 63 is a handicapped site as well. The sites are spacious but not the most level. The park is quiet. There is not much grass. There is a clean laundry room. That is also where the washrooms are. They do have recycling bins in the laundry room. The staff was friendly. The town of Trinidad is very run down with lots of businesses closed & houses in disrepair. There is a Walmart & a couple of fast food restaurants. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Beautiful scenery and the RV sites were generously spaced apart. You will also have to pay $7.00 for a parking pass. Well worth the drive off the highway. Used VZW wifi service and excellent signal. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Full hookup sites
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in site 50A electric only site #45 in August, 2015. Spacious and private site. Water for holding tanks along road to campsite. Nice hiking. Beautiful area. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground overall. A little tight for big rigs but manageable. Take note that there are 2 campgrounds. Road signs are a little unclear. Carpios Ridge is the main campground with utilities--watch for that sign. Do not follow the signs to the "South Shore". Also, using I 25 exit 13 per directions on the park website, allows you to avoid a narrow dam crossing. Signs on I 25 will direct you to use exit 11. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The bathrooms were brand new, very clean. Showers are $.75 for about 2 minutes, so bring lots of quarters. Great walking trails, and places to walk dogs. Very windy at times. Gets crowded on weekends, so make reservations. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The shower, drop the last quarter of your $.75 and step back until the water gets hot, it sometimes takes a little while.

Found the campground expensive compared to other states.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here several times in the last 3 years. We have always used the full hookups and price is very reasonable. Great views of the lake and surrounding area. Good hiking trails throughout the park. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here on our way south from Colorado Springs. After getting off I-25 and making it through all the construction detours in Trinidad, we still made it to the park in plenty of time on a Sunday afternoon to get the Tailgator set up for the Broncos game. Stayed at the Carpios Ridge Campground, the road is narrow and curvy but entering the park was a breeze and the park is very well laid out. Getting out with a 40’ RV was tight but manageable. The lower portion, laundry, and main restrooms were closed for the winter,. Two, family style family restrooms with coin operated showers were open and they were both clean. The lake was very low but the area is still beautiful, with nice hiking trails. Though it is probably due to the time of the year this park is the quietest we have ever come across. No trains, no cars, no planes, no nothing, just peace and quiet. Would recommend this park for a one night stay or a week outing. The fee is $20/night for an electric site and $24/night for e/w/s, plus and additional $7/day for a parking pass unless you have a Colorado State Parks pass. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Another excellent Colorado state park. We were lucky enough to get one of the back ins that have a slight view of the lake, but excellent screening from our neighbors. We were in the Carpios Ridge campground, which is located on a cliff on the north side of the lake. The lake was very low. A large picnic area was located next to the campground, and a nice handicapped accessible trail in this area provided lovely views of the lake. The restroom/shower/laundry room was very new and spotlessly clean! We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Trinidad Lake State Park is a regular stop for us because it's so dependable. Furthermore they now have FIVE campsites with complete hook-ups, which is a real treat. We always sleep soundly here with no traffic or train noise. I have one small complaint about their automatic bathroom lights. They shut off after you sit down on the toilet. Really weird! We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

I also prefer state parks to commercial campgrounds and this one has all of the reasons--great view, large paved spaces, enough room between sites for privacy, and is well-cared for. The lake level is quite low, but the view of the lake from the Carpios Ridge campground was nice enough that it did not matter. I also got good Verizon cell service and data service for my mobile hotspot. One warning, however, is that even though it says water hookups are available, they are really only available at scattered hydrants in the campground. So you need to fill your tanks before you settle into your spot. (For me that is not a problem, as long as I know in advance). Rate is $20 plus $7 entrance fee per day. I bought an annual pass for $70 because I am planning to spend enough time in Colorado to pay for it. This is a place I will come to again. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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