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Chalk Lake Campground

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

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  • Chalk Lake Campground.- Chalk Lake Campground
  • Mount Princeton is visible from some campsites.- Chalk Lake Campground
  • Chalk Lake Campground is surrounded by high peaks.- Chalk Lake Campground
  • Many of the campsites are in the open with nice views.- Chalk Lake Campground
  • Creekside campsites are set up in pairs, which is great for large family groups. - Chalk Lake Campground
  • Chalk Lake Campground.- Chalk Lake Campground
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Pros: 
Near Chalk Lake. Creekside campsites.
Cons: 
Popular and busy.
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Region:
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, CO
Access: 
Vehicle
Managed by: 
Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Price per night (basic site): 
22.00 $ (18.47 €)
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Maximum trailer length: 
35.00 ft (10.67 m)
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
May 18 to September 30
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Total number of sites: 
19
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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One of several popular small campgrounds along Chalk Creek, Chalk Lake Campground is quite nice, especially for larger family groups. It is located a short walk from the popular Chalk Lake fishing area.

Sites are distributed around one small loop road, with the lower-numbered sites located along the creek under heavy tree cover and the higher-numbered sites in an exposed area with little shade but awesome views of Mount Princeton and Mount Antero. Many of the sites along the creek are configured in pairs with one large parking area for four cars and a walk down stairs to the flat banks of the creek with lots of tent sites.

This has the amenities of a typical Colorado national forest primitive campground, with vault toilets and drinking water from a hand pump. All sites are reserveable, and the popularity of this campground makes having a reservation a good idea.

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