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Trinidad Lake State Park

Trinidad, Colorado


32610 Highway 12
Trinidad, Colorado 81082
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Sites: 73
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.14951
Longitude: -104.57088

Elevation: 6272' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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42 Reviews

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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Big rig friendly with level sites. No WiFi or cable and paid showers. Stayed in a full hookup site but most sites were only electric. No dog park but great to walk dog in campground. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Beautiful view of Fishers Peak and lake. View of Rocky Mountains in distance. Walmart was 5 miles but no other shopping. Trinidad was a small but worth a visit. Several restaurants within a few miles.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice park with great views. The park has extra clean bathrooms and coin operated showers. The main bathroom area has a laundry room available. Also, found at this park is a playground, volleyball court, and an amphitheater. This park was enjoyable for some casual walking and wonderful views. The trail down to the lake was closed off when I was there. I was so impressed with this park and grateful for the state investing in the infrastructure found here. I will return this park. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
061 Carpios Ridge
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Trinidad is about a 10-15 minute drive away from the park.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Nice picturesque park. It's very crowded and I was even in one of the large spots on the cliff above the lake. Little to no shade. No easy access to the lake. Only 7 campsites had full hookups. All others just had electric. Water was the biggest problem. They have spigots at various locations around the campground but you must block the road if you want to fill up before you park. Additionally, these spigots must be held on manually the entire time you fill up your tank. As soon as you let go of the lever, the water turns off. I would probably not stay here again. It is pretty, though. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground although many campsites are small in length and not level. Some sites have trees for shade but many are out in the open. Read the other reviews about water. You can fill fresh water in the day use area by the restrooms. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are quite a few nice hiking trails.

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Review Count: 141
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

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

This is an upgraded modernized campground with a lucrative restroom. Unfortunately, the park system did not have the wisdom to produce a campground with spacious sites. Generally, the sites are unleveled, close together and most are out in the open with little privacy. The best sites and more spacious reside on the outer edge above the lake. The campground is locate well above the lake, along the edge of a very steep slope. There is little or no access to the lake. Boating, water skiing, tubing, and other water activities are permitted. For some odd reason swimming is not permitted. After paying the steep price for camping, we had to use quarters to take a shower. Sites come with electric, but there is no water at the sites. Water spigots are difficult to locate and most are not along roadway. There is not much to do at this campground. There is limited lake access, a few short trails and everyone, including day users, are crowded into a small area. At least on the weekend this arrangement results in considerable disturbing campground noise. We camped here in a Motorhome and we will not return to this State Park. We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Fairly easy access from the highway. Some sites have reasonably unobstructed views of the lake, but most don't. Many of the sites would be too small for our 30' Airstream.

Typically at the end of September, I don't worry much about getting reservations at CO parks. But for some reason, this park was packed full on Sept 30th. We got one of the last two sites when we arrived at 6:30 pm. Be forewarned - get reservations! We camped at Trinidad Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 167
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 60

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: 29
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 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: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 12
States Visited: 8
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: 160
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 34

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: 133
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 49

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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