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Walsenburg, Colorado

Lathrop State Park

Walsenburg, Colorado



Walsenburg, Colorado
Phone: (719) 738-2376

Sites: 103
Recent Rate: $23 6/2016

Latitude: 37.601584245591
Longitude: -104.83351707459

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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 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

50 Reviews

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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: 24
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 31
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 33

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: 0

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: 16
States Visited: 8
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: 329
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 29

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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Awesome park, very well maintained. Showers were easy to use, spacious and hot! Nice size spaces. Easy after hours check in. Walking path around the lake is wonderfully maintained. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop A
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: 108
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

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

Views from this park rate a 12! This is the best camping value between Santa Fe and Denver. This was a long haul overnight but we will be back for 3 days in May. Longer rigs should avoid Loop A and ask for loops C or D where you should have no problem parking. The self service center is near Loop A. Pick up your envelop, get your self turned around and head for C or D. Loop D and Loop A are the only loops open in the winter. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop D Site 82
Site Surface
Concrete
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: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pinion loo
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Stocked lakes for fishing.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in Loop D of the Pinion Campground. Sites are well spaced and water available near most sites but not for hooking up to full time. We have stayed here before and like this park. Several hiking trails are available and 2 lakes for fishing and boating. We camped at Lathrop State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pinion 79
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Cuchara and LaVeta communites near by and Great Sand Dunes National Park.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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