Rio Grande National Forest
Spectacle Lake Campground
As of May 20, Stage 1 fire restrictions will be in effect on the Rio Grande National Forest. Campfires are still allowed in the fire rings in this campground, but please be cautious and never leave your fire unattended. Visit the Forest Service website to learn more about current restrictions.
We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but cannot guarantee they are 100% free of coronavirus. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, and if you are feeling ill, help protect other campers and our employees by staying home.
Spectacle Lake Campground, among aspen and mixed conifer trees, is adjacent to the fast-moving Conejos River, with some sites overlooking the river. Most sites have a panoramic view of towering cliff walls. The campground consists of 23 single sites. Each site has a table and fire ring with grate. The elevation of the campground is 8,700 ft.
$23 per night
$11 for day use
Reservations: Not available.
Directions: Spectacle Lake campground is located approximately 28 miles west of Antonito, Colorado, via paved Highway 17 for 22 miles, then the gravel Forest Service road 250 for 6 miles. See map below.
Amenities: Toilets, trash collection, hand pump for drinking water.
Open dates: Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.
Nearby: Fishing, boating, and hiking are available nearby. Spectacle Lake, a 2 acre lake, is located across the road from the campground and is stocked with fish each year. Explore various trails, drive the scenic loop of Forest Service Road 250 and visit the old mining towns of Stunner and Jasper.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Rio Grande National Forest.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.