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Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake

Leadville

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Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake

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  • Water spigot.- Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake
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  • Fire pit and picnic table in a campsite at Baby Doe Campground.- Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake
  • Fire pit and picnic table in a campsite at Baby Doe Campground.- Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake
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  • Vault toilets. - Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake
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  • Campsite at Baby Doe Campground.- Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake
  • Campsite at Baby Doe Campground.- Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake
  • Campsite at Baby Doe Campground.- Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake
  • Campsite at Baby Doe Campground.- Baby Doe Campground on Turquoise Lake
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Several sites near the lake. Nearby recreational opportunities.
Cons: 
No RV hookups. Most sites don't have a lake view.
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Region:
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, CO
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Camping fee: 
$20.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
50
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Snow (2–4 in.) in the morning and evening.
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Snow (1–2 in.) in the morning and afternoon.
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Snow (1–2 in.) starting in the evening.
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Snow (2–5 in.) throughout the day.
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Snow (3–7 in.) throughout the day.
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Snow (1–3 in.) throughout the day.
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Sat

Light snow in the morning and overnight.
46°F
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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With white sand beaches lined with driftwood and waves gently crashing against Turquoise Lake’s shoreline, Baby Doe Campground, hidden under the shade of mature lodgepole pines at 10,000-feet, brings a taste of the tropics to a high alpine environment.

Situated in the San Isabel National Forest on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake, less than 15 minutes to Leadville, Baby Doe features 50 sites, four vault toilets, four water spigots, two trash collection areas, and is one of eight campground around the lake.

Turquoise Lake, which covers a surface area of 780-acres, is a popular destination for boaters and anglers after rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout.

Hikers and mountain bikers can take the 6.5-mile Turquoise Lake Trail that spans from the dam to the May Queen Campground. The trail can also be accessed by heading down to the shore from Baby Doe.

Baby Doe Campground is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

 

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