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Lake Irwin Campground

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Gorgeous scenery. Many recreational options on the lake. Good fishing.
Cons: 
Popular.
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Region:
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, CO
Access: 
Vehicle
Managed by: 
Recreation.gov
Price per night (basic site): 
18.00 $ (15.11 €)
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Maximum trailer length: 
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
June 29 to October 01
Parking Pass: 
Private or commercial fee
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Total number of sites: 
26
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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This fairly small primitive campground on the shore of the popular Lake Irwin is a very special place to camp. The campground borders the lake and offers easy access to swimming and paddling. The loop trail around the lake can be reached via the short path next to site #11. Many consider Lake Irwin to be one of the prettiest camping spots in the state.

Campsites are set along one loop road with sites 1 through 12 either right on the water or very close to it. There are limited amenities, with hand-pumped drinking water, no cell service and no hookups or dump station. About one quarter of the sites are first-come, first-served, and the rest can be reserved.

Due to the popularity of the campground, getting there early in the day or reserving a site ahead of time is highly recommended.

 

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(11 within a 30 mile radius)

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