Rio Grande National Forest
Spectacle Lake Campground
Due to COVID-19, this campground will not open until May 29. We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but we cannot guarantee that our facilities 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.
Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect. No campfires are currently allowed in this campground. More information on current restrictions can be found on the Forest Service website.
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
$28 per night for electrical and sewer hookup
$11 for day use
$14 for day use with hookup
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.