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

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

None

Open from

Friday, May 18, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Price per night (basic site)

22.00 $ (18.47 €)

Pros

Near Chalk Lake. Creekside campsites.

Cons

Popular and busy.

Pets allowed

Yes

Managed by

Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

Address

Co Rd 162
19881
Nathrop, CO 81236
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Vault toilet
Potable water
Firewood for sale
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Fishing

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

19

Maximum trailer length

35.00 ft (10.67 m)

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

2

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Grand Mesa Uncompahgre + Gunnison National Forests

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