Lake Fork(Rio Grande Natl Fore

Del Norte, Colorado

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Overview

Lake Fork Campground sits in the Rio Grande Forest, 40 miles northwest of Antonito, Colorado. The campground is a true getaway from any city, and requires an 18-mile drive on a gravel road. This high elevation campground boasts limitless beauty with mountain peaks, alpine wildlife spotting and several varieties of birds.

Recreation

The campground is convenient to several trails, such as Lake Fork to Big Lake and Conejos Peak to Blue Lake.

The Conejos River is a Gold Medal River, meaning it offers the greatest potential for trophy trout fishing. Rainbow and brown trout are the most common species in the river.

Facilities

Some campsites overlook the river. There is one centrally located drinking water spigot. All parking spurs are gravel. Firewood can be purchased on-site. No electric hookups are available.

Campers will find an old-fashioned steel tub bath at Brummel's Rocky Mountain Lodge about 10 miles south.

Natural Features

The campground is located in south central Colorado on the banks of the Conejos River. It is shaded by spruce, aspen and a few cottonwoods and willows at an elevation of 9,500 feet.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area, including black bears, deer and marmots. Wildflowers dot the region, creating colorful landscapes for photography enthusiasts.

Nearby Attractions

Take in spectacular views of the Conejos Canyon and River along Forest Road 250.

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