The BearLake Campground is located about 19.5 miles southwest of the town of La Veta at an elevation of 10,500 feet. This campground has 14 campsites suitable for small RVs and tents. It is situated above BlueLake in an open area surrounded by spruce forest. Most sites are without shade while some are located in dense spruce forest. Campsites are generally large and offer good separation. Facilities include two vault toilets and a hand-pumped water hydrant. The toilets are wheelchair accessible. The road through the campground is gravel surfaced. BearLake is a short hike from the parking area near campsite 1. The Indian Creek Trailhead is located at the north end of the campground. Bears may frequent this campground so food precautions should be taken. Reservations are not accepted. During the summer, the site receives heavy use on the weekends and holidays. Open May through early October.
|14 sites||Maximum spur length of 40 feet|
|Drinking water||Next to stream or lake|
|Two restrooms||Disabled facilities|
|No reservations||Elevation: 10,500 feet|
San Carlos Ranger District: 719-269-9719
MOTORIZED TRAIL RIDING : Numerous motorized and 4wd trails in the area.
From Walsenburg, travel about 11 miles to Highway 12. Turn south and go 4.7 miles to La Veta. Continue south on Highway 12 for about 14.5 miles to Forest Road 413/422. Turn west and travel about 5 miles to the campground.
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