Camp at Bear Lake

Colorado Bear Lake Campground

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Snowshoeing, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Bear Lake Campground is a great campground to take the family. Sitting under the picturesque Spanish Peaks, Bear Lake offers spectacular views, open campgrounds, great fishing and gentle hikes through Colorado meadows.It is named Bear Lake for a reason. Keep your food locked up and dispose of your trash in the bear-proof garbage cans.

There are two main campgrounds with enough room for RVs. A secret for dispersed campers, if the campgrounds are full, turn south on the dirt road by the lower campground and you can drop a tent anywhere. Caution as this turns into an extreme 4x4 trail within half a mile.

From Walsenburg, take CO-12 E to Co Rd 422. Head west on Co Rd 422 and follow the signs 5.2 miles to Bear Lake Campground. During summer months, the campground is accessible by any type of vehicle, even motorcycles.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Hiking boots
  • Daypack
  • Water
  • Food
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Flashlights and headlamps
  • Camp stove
  • Fishing gear
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This incredible experience was one of many i had in my time in Colorado. I want to visit again during the summer.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Dan Toups

In the words of my young son "I like outside".
 Retired soccer player. Avid mountain biker.

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