Lathrop State Park is located about three miles west of Walsenburg on Highway 160. There are two campgrounds in the park situated at an elevation of about 6,450 feet. The Yucca Campground is a primitive campground that will accommodate tents, tent campers, van campers, and truck campers. There are 21 campsites and two group campsites in this campground. Roads through the campground are dirt and gravel. Facilities include three vault toilets and numerous water hydrants. The Yucca Campground has little shade and receives considerable noise from Highway 160.
The Pinion Campground is located north of Martin Lake (206 acres) in a grove of pinion pines and juniper trees. The trees are short providing little shade. The roads through the campground are paved with mostly long pull-through parking. Modern facilities include flush toilets, showers, laundry, an amphitheater, dump station, and a playground. There are four loops in this campground providing 79 campsites with electrical hookups. This campground is quiet and offers great views of the Spanish Peaks to the southwest. Nearby Martin and Horseshoe lakes offer fishing and wildlife viewing.
The campground is open year round and is especially popular during the summer months. Reservations are accepted.
|102 sites||Next to stream or lake|
|Drinking water||Disabled facilities|
|Six restrooms||Elevation: 6,450 feet|
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Also reserve by calling:
Denver area: 303-470-1144
Toll free: 800-678-2267
Lathrop State Park : 719-738-2376
HIKING: A two mile self-guided nature trail (Hogback Trail) is near the Pinion Campground.
BIKING: The Cuerno Verde Trail is just less than 3 miles long and encircles Martin Lake. This asphalt trail is handicapped accessible.
BOATING: Boating is available in Horseshoe and Martin lakes.
PICNICING: There are numerous picnic sites scattered through out the park.
WILDLIFE VIEWING: There is a bird watch area just south of HorseshoeLake.
Take Highway 160 west from Walsenburg for about three miles to the park entrance.
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