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Walsenburg, Colorado

Lathrop State Park

Walsenburg, Colorado



70 County Road 502
Walsenburg, Colorado 81089
Phone: (719) 738-2376

Sites: 103
Recent Rate: $27 2/2017

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Latitude: 37.601584245591
Longitude: -104.83351707459
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 yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

56 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a nice 2-night stay here. Each of the spaces is designed for privacy, and there is electricity and water, but no sewer. Not a problem for a short stay - and there is a dumping station on the grounds. Great walking trails, a nice couple of small lakes, and a view of the Rocky Mountains to the west - a gorgeous view I might add. The small town of Walsenberg isn't that much, but this park is close to the interstate, another plus if you're traveling north towards Denver or south to New Mexico. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Nice spacious sites in a very good park. Beautiful natural landscaping. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my truck camper and a trailer too
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
No

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

The 30 year old plus campground restrooms are shameful. They can only be used by one person at a time. So if someone has actually paid for a shower, the toilet is not available. Overlooking the restroom situation, this is an excellent park and an excellent place for RV camping. There are three campground loops with an assortment of sites. Most are level, some are pull through, and nearly all are very spacious with attractive juniper and pinyon trees. Verizon works great here and we had no problem getting Dish Network. Water is not included at the sites, but at some sites the spigots are rather close for a temporary connection. Sites have a view of the Spanish Peaks and the lakes. We camped at Lathrop 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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

This is a really fine RV park and relaxing get away. Numerous loops, spacious sites, we found the restrooms to be well maintained, as well. From our patio table, we could see the Spanish Peaks, which were beautiful to view from sunrise to sunset. The park's roads were great for dog walking, utilities were easily connected. We arrived late, didn't have a chance to interact with park staff. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We didn't pursue what Waslenburg offered, but found the Fresh Choice Grocery store to be well stocked, helpful, friendly gal at the deli counter.

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Review Count: 253
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 45

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

This is an okay State Park, fairly rustic and family oriented. Staff were helpful at check in. Interior roads are asphalt and big rig access was average. Our paved pad was a long, level, pull through, very spacious so plenty of room for our towed. Privacy between sites was good, shade trees, picnic table and fire ring. We were in Piñon campground so had wonderful views over to the Spanish Peaks from our site. Bathrooms were fine, basic but clean. Pet friendly, on a leash of course! No Wifi but cell was fine. It was very quiet during the week but very hectic at the weekend with lots and lots of boats. We would stay here again, but only during the week. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

1 night stay on our way home. Nice views and lake. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Walsenburg nice town to visit. Beautiful drive on HWY 12. Great views and not to far to walk to lake from campsites.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park - have stayed here before. We like the sites in loop D on the east and outside and they are very private. Good pull throughs. Nice firepits. Good OTA TV and also tailgater view of south sky. Good (2 bars LTE) Verizon. Fishing can be fun if not too much algae. Nice 3-mile loop around one lake for bikes or walking. Quiet area yet just a couple of miles into Walsenburg. New grocery there is way better than Safeway - called First Choice Market on Walsen Av, north end of town. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D 86 in Pinon Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my truck camper and a trailer too
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Drive the historic loop Hwy 12 around San Francisco Peaks - great geology - lots of dikes that are spectacular. Cute towns of Cuchara and La Veta. Good dirt bike riding in Wet Mtns. Fishing at Bear Lake southwest of Cuchara. Sand Dunes NM, and drive up to Mosca Pass. Mining museum in Walsenburg.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We got to pick our own spot, but watch out for the "Reserved" signs on some of them. We were far enough away from others to still have privacy and a great view. The park employees patrol regularly and it's really quiet all night long. Stayed two nights and wish it could have been longer. Very windy when we were there. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

We just hung out and took long walks. Our neighbors brought their boat for the lake, bicycling would be nice.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Another Colorado State Park gem, we stayed here as a base to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park, one of my favorite places. We prefer not to drag our big rig up into the mountains, so this was perfect, just 3 miles from I-25, and a 75-mile very scenic day trip to the Dunes. The Pinon hookup campground has 4 loops, which are all fine. Most sites have views of the Spanish Peaks, some the Sangre de Christo mountains, farther away, and a view of the pretty lake down the hill from the campground. We paid in the visitors center and were told to pick our own site that was not claimed on the post. The fee was $20 plus $7 day use (without CO park pass). Sites have electric hookups but not water, though many have spigots nearby if you have an extension hose, but they are shared so you can't stay connected. We tried several sites and none were very level. After finally getting settled at our perfect site, we discovered our water pump wasn't working. So we moved to a site next to a spigot and after spending a time leveling were able to connect for short periods to take showers, etc. Within the park is a 3-mile paved trail around the pretty fishing lake, with a mountain backdrop, and we enjoyed biking around it during the day and under the moonlight. The path is so extensively patched that it would be difficult to see a snake on it! It's also not very well signed, so follow the map. A basic public golf course is also accessible from the park, which has a restaurant. All in all a great place to stay - provided your water pump works! There is a double dump station upon exiting. The town of Walsenberg is not really a going concern these days, not much in the way of restaurants according to reviews. The old outdated Safeway has no fresh bakery or deli. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
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: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful park. Stayed in pull through site #71 on our 2 night stay. Site faced west and had a view of the lake with water and electric hookups at the site. Restrooms were clean and tidy. Staff warm and helpful. Tried the showers but took the first $1.25 to get hot water. Plenty of room. Will stay here again. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

A great little park to stop for a few days. The rate does not include the entrance fee. The restaurant at the golf course is a nice convenience as there are not many choices in the town of Walsenburg. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Price includes daily entrance fee of $7 which must be paid every day unless you have a Colorado Parks pass. We liked our space, #85. In loop D you have a nice view of the mountains, and some view into the valley, but no view of the lakes. Our space was a handicap space and a big size fully concrete near the bathrooms. All the sites in our loop were pull-through and paved for the unit. Water was available to fill up here and there, but no water at the sites. 50 amp electric was good, bathrooms and showers (available for pay) were older but clean. We got a few over-the-air TV stations. It was quiet, we liked it here and would stay again. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

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

Great park! Sites are varied (several loops-we like D best) but all are decent. Terrific paved trail (walking or biking) around the lake 3 miles, and the Hogback hiking trail (2 miles) is really fun and affords spectacular views, as do many of the campsites, of the Spanish Peaks. There is even a 9 hole golf course in the park. Nice visitor center too. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

As with most state parks there is plenty of room between sites. Nice views and well kept grounds. Easy in out with 40 ft. motor home Would stay here again when in the area. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 350
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate includes $7.00 for the required Colorado state park pass. This large park with lakes and mountain views is easily accessed From I-25. Four loops offer a variety of pull-thru and back-in sites, some with electric, some with individual water outlets. Interior roads and sites are all paved, but it takes some meticulous maneuvering to navigate some of the turns due to the Juniper trees that overhang the road. Most of the loop sites weren't level for our 40' motorhome, but we found one on A loop that was level and had a great view of the mountains. Clear views of TV Satellites and good Verizon cell/data, and there are a number of dining choices in the nearby town. Large sites, many sheltered from each other by trees and bushes, make this a nice destination. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A23
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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