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Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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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.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Several sites near the lake. Nearby recreational opportunities.

Cons

No RV hookups. Most sites don't have a lake view.

Pets allowed

Yes

Managed by

Leadville Ranger District

Address

County Rd 9
Leadville, CO 80461
United States

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

10, 13

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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