San Luis State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located a short distance from Mosca and Hooper in Colorado, San Luis State Park (also called San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area) is a small natural space centered around San Luis Lake. Acting as a sort of add-on to the much larger Great Sand Dunes National Park to the east, this roughly 580-acre plot of land is still a unique and fun environment to enjoy during an RV vacation. There are plenty of activities on land and in the water to try and tons of wildlife to observe and explore. Temperatures tend to be fairly moderate, as well, with the winter months getting downright cold. Either way, expect plenty of great scenery no matter the season.

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Spring 36-63 F
Summer 56-84 F
Fall 39-66 F
Winter 21-46 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in San Luis State Park

San Luis State Park is a great destination for anyone looking to enjoy an RV-based road trip. If you don't own one, consider getting a rental from RVshare. Take full advantage of your RV's convenience and fun by exploring the fantastic RV parks and campgrounds located around your destination.

San Luis State Park Campgrounds

There is a total of 51 campsites located on the grounds of San Luis State Park. Each site is equipped with electrical hookups along with a weather shelter and fire pit with a grill. A dump station is on-site. Camping at the park is entirely free, a factor that makes it potentially the best value out of anywhere you might decide to park during your trip. Naturally, this means that there aren't too many amenities beyond what was already listed, with a lack of Wi-Fi and spotty reception also being factors. Pets are more than welcome to come with you, however.

Base Camp Family Campground

Base Camp Family Campground is a fun and beautiful campground located a short way outside of San Luis State Park. Run by a friendly staff and featuring amenities like full hookups, restrooms, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi, it's an excellent place to stay when you're not out having adventures. Pets are also welcome to come and enjoy the place. One of the best things about the park is the absolutely amazing view you have from the RV sites. Additionally, the park's rates range from $30 to $45 per night depending on the season but include a free night if you book for a full week.

Great Sand Dunes Oasis RV Park

Great Sand Dunes Oasis RV Park is a smaller RV park with an emphasis on nature. While the RV spots do have full hookups, they also offer primitive tent camping sites and rustic cabins if you'd prefer to really get to know the dunes. There's also a dump station on the grounds to use, and pets are welcome everywhere except in the cabins. RV camping costs $38 per night for two people with an additional $2.50 charged per person. An unusual feature of the RV park is in how it advertises the area around it, pointing out the various claims of UFO sightings and cryptids that guides and guests can explore if they have a taste for the supernatural or just want an excuse to experience the natural area around them. 

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San Luis State Park

Inside San Luis State Park

Many of the best activities inside San Luis State Park revolve around the lake. Given how expansive San Luis Lake actually is, fishing, swimming, boating, and more are all tons of fun here. Birding and other forms of wildlife watching are also very popular. Visitors enjoy checking out the diversity of animals and plants as well as the region's varied landscape features. There are tons of hiking trails to explore while you're here, too.

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How to Get to
San Luis State Park

If you're looking for easy directions to San Luis State Park, the best place to start is neighboring Mosca, Colorado. In total, it should only take you around 10 minutes to reach the wildlife area. Just head to North Highway 17 from the center of town and turn off on Lane 6 North on your right. From there, it's just a little over a seven-mile drive to get to the park. You can also come from the opposite direction by following any number of routes to the neighboring Great Sand Dunes National Park and then going along the southern edge all the way to the westernmost point. 

Entering San Luis State Park

The entrance to San Luis State Park will be on the left side of the road. To camp there legally, you'll need to have an annual access permit or a Colorado hunting and fishing license to get in. 

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At RVshare, we have a great passion for nature and everything revolving around the RV lifestyle. This is why you know we really mean it when we say that San Luis State Park is a fantastic place to take a vacation. With tons of things to do on land and in the lake plus plenty of activities in the surrounding towns, you'll never have to deal with a lack of fun during your trip. Make plenty of memories and, if you don't mind sharing, send some of them our way via picture by emailing [email protected] or by tagging us on social media. If you do, you could even see your photos show up in an upcoming blog post about the area.

Frequently Asked Questions About San Luis State Park

What kind of wildlife can be found in San Luis State Park?

San Luis State Park is known for its thriving population of elk, and you also might glimpse gray foxes, black-tailed deer, wild pigs, waterfowl, shorebirds, and numerous other bird species.

Are pets allowed at San Luis State Park?

You're welcome to bring your pets along to San Luis State Park, and there technically aren't any regulations surrounding them. However, it is expected that you clean up after your pets while visiting the park.

What is the climate of San Luis State Park?

Although the summers at San Luis State Park are moderate, the winters get extremely cold. At times, the temperature can drop as low as minus 3 degrees with significant snowfall. During summer, the temperatures range from 42 to 83 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit San Luis State Park?

If you want to comfortably enjoy outdoor activities, you should be sure to visit San Luis State Park during the summer. Summer is the only time of year when the area is consistently above 45 degrees.

Are there designated RV camping spots in San Luis State Park?

The park features a sizable campground with a total of 51 designated RV campsites. These RV sites, which are free to use, are equipped with electrical hookups. There's also an on-site RV dump station.