Lathrop State Park

     


Walsenburg, Colorado
Phone: (719) 738-2376

Sites: 103
Avg. Rate: $24

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Latitude: 37.6015842455906
Longitude: -104.833517074585

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 17
  • Good 16
  • Average 5
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

38 Reviews

1 Tip

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fander

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park with all sites pull through. Sites were mostly level. Self registration in the winter but ranger did stop by to check on us. Junipers and hills for scenery. Two lakes with fishing. Freeze proof water spigots throughout the park with shared usage. The water was on in November but unknown if water is left on all year. It was very quiet but I would expect it would be noisy in the summer due to number of campsites. Sites are reasonably far apart. Many times you will have a neighbor directly across the road from you in another pull through site. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Stocked lakes for fishing.

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MelindaK

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

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in the Pinon Campground at Lathrop SP in back in site in Loop A. Luckily my site had water as I misunderstood and thought sites shared water hence one faucet per two sites. After walking around I realized water is scattered through the campground and not every site has water. First time staying in a Colorado State Park. Be sure to check before setting up. The park has two lakes and a 3 mile paved walking trail around one of the lakes. There is a golf course next door that has a restaurant at the club house nothing fancy, but could be convenient. In the town of Walsenberg there is a grocery store called Fresh Cuts for stocking up. There is a grocery store that is closer to the park, but one of the staff at the park told us that Fresh Cuts had fresher items. The views of the mountains are very nice. Trees are mostly piñon and cedar so no trouble getting satellite reception. Hiking, birding, fishing, and biking are all activities that are available here. Plus there are day trips you can do from here. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Marwynne

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

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Several Lakes. You need to have a Colorado fishing license. 9 hole golf course. Great view. Friendly camp hosts. I only stayed one night and 2 days. I will be back. We really enjoyed our stay. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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midcenturynana

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park with lots of amenities. Fee was 20 for camping and 7 for day use. Checkin was at a nice visitor center, complete with a small museum. The RV campground was on the other side of the dam, and past the golf course. We really enjoyed walking around the lake on the 3-4 mile paved bicycle path---an easy walk with pretty views! Our site had some small trees for shade, and a large rock outcropping. Each loop also had its own restroom and shower (bring quarters!) facility. If it had laundry facilities, it'd be a 10. We'll be back! We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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SilverOtter

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely, small state park. The nightly rate is $20 for electric site, plus we gladly paid an additional $7 for a Colorado State Park pass we needed to get in. I never mind contributing to the upkeep of such a nice place. Easy pull-through site, paved, fairly level, surrounded by Piñon pine and sage. Heavenly. We will be back if ever in the are again. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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snowave

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here after a long day from Kansas enroute to the Great Sand Dunes. It's foothill country, close to the mountains... so still pretty warm during the day, but cool at night. Only a couple miles from Walsenberg, and right across the street from the new hospital. Lake looked nice, especially for water sports/fishing. Campground pretty nice. Most spaces well apart from each other. Not terribly level. Pull throughs a little short in loop A. Lots of Pinon Pine, which are relatively short.. so satellite was fine. Verizon 3G/4G 3 bars. Didn't use showers, but they take quarters. Price includes entrance fee of $5. We'd stay here again.. nice place. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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ournextstop

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park for birding. Plus lots of trails to explore and if you are a geocacher there are several fun geocaches in the park. Spots were all drive-thru. Some had issues with being level but were correctable with proper blocks. We look forward to returning to this great state park. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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Freedom Bus

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an overnight stop and they do not take reservations (at least this time of year). We stayed in Loop D with 50 amp power, no w/s. Very large private sites. They are all pull through; however, the turning radius is not adequate on some of them if you are a big rig. The sites are flat but not level. Regardless of these two small drawbacks, I highly recommend it. Beautiful park with lakes, hiking, good roads, golf course. We do not use the public restroom facilities, so I cannot comment. I did use a restroom in another area of the park and it was extremely clean. Best spot for the night or the weekend in the area. Great views. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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coloradogirl42

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

So beautiful. The views are out of this world. Nice large sites. Peaceful. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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NT2013

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the only campground that we visit every year. We love the large sites, the privacy, the spectacular views and the great hiking in the area. The La Veta museum is well worth a visit. It is work in progress, but still remarkable for a little town like La Veta. The best way to find Lathrop State Park from I 25 is to follow the Hospital signs. The park is directly across from the hospital. There is also free Wi-Fi in the hospital cafe. I have never camped here in the summer. There isn't much shade, so it could be hot. The fee of $17 with a life time CO SP pass. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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BigRigTravelerUSA

Review Count: 239
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Price is $20/night for Pinion D-Loop, with electric only, but requires a $7/day pass for your car if you do not have the Colorado State Parks pass ($70/year). Gorgeous mountain views. We did experience some winds. Verizon signal was good. Good highway access to 160 and I-25 is not too far away. I used the showers which were $1.50 for 10 minutes which accepts quarters only. Our pull through was a bit tight on the exit for our big rig. There are community water sources and trash receptacles scattered throughout the park. We would stay again. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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bsb814

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 1 night while traveling through. The park is not that close to Interstate 25, but it is easy to get to & from. The view of the nearby mountains and lakes was nice. The campground was built on a slope so the sites were not necessarily level. The interior roads and sites were paved. Almost all of the sites in the Pinon campground are pull throughs. There were a few back-in sites. Only a few of the pull through sites were long enough to accommodate our motorhome and toad. The radius of some of the sites made them pretty short. They only have electrical hook ups (50/30/20 AMP) and an outside table which was not on an all weather hard surface pad. The utility connections were towards the end of the site so you might need a lot of cord. There are no trees in the area so there was no encroachment on the sites & road. There was sufficient room to open slides. As there were no obstructions to the southern sky, satellite reception was good. Since there wasn’t free WiFi, we brought our own Verizon WiFi. Reception was satisfactory, but coverage didn’t seem to be the same throughout the park. There wasn’t a specific pet area but leashed pets were allowed in the campground. There weren’t any bag dispensers and waste collection cans. We used the restroom/shower building. It was clean. There was a charge for the showers. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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virginianola

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this park. Only about 10% full on a chilly day in October so if felt like having a huge beautiful park to ourselves. 2 lakes, boating, fishing. Good hiking paths and gravel roads for walks/jogs. Really a special place although I can imagine it might be overrun on a summer weekend. Only a limited number of electric hook-ups so make a reservation. There is a second campground with no hook-ups. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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PupPeople

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this RV park. Don't really recall price, so rate is approximate. Spaces are great, many with shade and very well spaced. View is fantastic. There are two lakes: one for boats with wakes, one for quieter recreation. Did not do any fishing, but lots of walking space with or without your dog. Really nice. Would like to come back again, but looked like weekend spaces were booked well in advance, so plan accordingly. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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lennet

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park, paved interior roads, level sites, water hydrants throughout the park so there was places to fill our fresh water tank and yes, the water is good. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Motorhome.

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  • Stocked lakes for fishing.

    fanderNovember 2014

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