Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Summit Lake Campground is located near Buffalo Pass and sits alongside the namesake lake at an elevation of 10,400 feet. The campground borders the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area where many pristine mountain lakes are just a short hike away. Of course Summit Lake is also a great option for fishing or paddling. There are also many roads and tracks outside of the wilderness that make for a perfect place to explore via ATV or dirt bike.

The campground offers 15 campsites, including 9 back-in sites and 6 walk-in tent sites. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring. There are vault toilets within the campground, as well as trash service.

All campsites are first come, first served with no reservations possible. The current nightly fee is $10.

Summit Lake Campground is open seasonally, usually mid July through late October.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

Campsite fee

Open from

July 15 to October 15

Price per night (basic site)

10.00 $ (8.40 €)

Pros

Small campground with both vehicle and tent sites. Zirkel Wilderness nearby.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

USFS

Features

Family friendly
Vault toilet
Big vistas
Wildlife
Fishing
Wildflowers
Big Game Watching
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching
Lakefront

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

15

Lodging type

Rustic cabin

Maximum trailer length

30.00 ft (9.14 m)

Location

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