Camping at Lake Pueblo
Lake Pueblo is one of the most popular camping destinations in Colorado. Whether you plan on taking advantage of everything the park has to offer, or you need a great camping spot close to the city of Pueblo, Lake Pueblo can accommodate your needs.
With just a short drive from Pueblo City limits, you can camp in a beautiful, natural setting and still be only minutes away from restaurants, shopping, the Colorado State Fair, the Pueblo Zoo, and a number of attractions in the area. Looking for fun day-trips? It takes less then an hour to get to Colorado Springs or Canon City with the Royal Gorge from the park. San Isabel Lake and the beauty of the mountains are less than 30 minutes away.
The park has 400 campsites spread throughout three different areas in the park. Northern Plains Campground is near the North boat ramp and closer to Pueblo West. It has both electrical and non-electrical sites. Juniper Breaks Campground is centrally located in the park and has non-electrical sites. Arkansas Point Campground has electrical sites and is close to the South boat ramp.
All sites consist of a paved parking area, covered picnic table, and fire pit. The electrical campgrounds also feature flush toilets, coin-operated showers, laundry, dump stations, and playgrounds. The campgrounds are patrolled for your safety.
It's always a good idea to plan ahead and take the worry out of your stay. Lake Pueblo’s campgrounds fill to capacity nearly every weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Reservations are a must on holiday weekends and highly recommended any summer weekend. Sites may be reserved online or by calling 1-800-678-2267. Please click on the links for more information on reservation fees and policies.
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The following are important campground links. All links are to pdf documents and are printer-friendly.
Campground Information, Fees and Rules
General Park Map
Arkansas Point Campground Map
Juniper Breaks Campground Map
Northern Plains Campground Map (includes Prairie Ridge, Eagle View, Yucca Flats and Kettle Creek Loops)
News for the 2013 camping season:
We are now in winter camping operations. There are still lots of great camping opportunities...please read the "Winter Camping" section below for full information.
A Note about Group Camping:
The area named Eagle View in Northern Plains Campground was formally known as group camping. As of January 2011, we no longer reserve this area through our Visitor Center as a group camping area.
While we no longer officially have "group camping" sites, the Eagle View sites in loops M, N and O are still set up nicely to accommodate groups. There is a commons area in the center of the loops for gatherings, but the sites are reserved like all the other sites in the park: individually through the reservation system.
Blessed with mild winters, Lake Pueblo has limited camping opportunities throughout the winter. The areas reservable and open year-round are:
Again, keep in mind for winter camping: Juniper Breaks does not have electricity. Eagle View Loops in Northern Plains have electricity, but it should be noted that flush toilets, showers, laundry and a dump station are NOT be available through the winter. Vault facilities are available in Juniper Breaks and Eagle View. The sites open in Arkansas Point have flush restrooms and the dump station available, but the showers and laundry are closed.