Trinidad Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide


The lake at Trinidad Lake State Park is stocked with 50,000 trout annually, making it a popular spot for fishing tournaments in southern Colorado. However, many casual anglers and recreational boaters also enjoy playing at this park, which is located just off Interstate 75 near La Veta, Trinidad, and Agular. Trinidad Lake State Park is a great place to go snowshoeing in the winter while the on-site archery range attracts visitors during the warm months. Additionally, geologists flock to this region from all around the globe to study the K-T boundary, which separates the age of reptiles from the age of mammals. While you're exploring the park's hiking and bike trails, you'll want to watch for unique rocks and minerals. 

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Spring 32-64 F
Summer 52-85 F
Fall 45-76 F
Winter 45-76 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Trinidad Lake State Park

With so many fun things to do at this state park, like fishing, hiking, biking, and archery, you'll want to bring your RV so that you don't miss out on a second of the fun. If you don't have an RV of your own, then rent one on RVshare.com

Trinidad Lake State Park Campground

You will love the lake views from the Trinidad Lake State Park Campground. In fact, you can easily walk to the lake from many of the campsites. Some sites are only open from March through mid-October while others are open year-round. Camping starts at $28 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Lake, group picnic areas 

Cawthon R.V. Park & Motel

Owners Rusty and Michelle Goodwin welcome you to visit Cawthon R.V. Park & Motel, their motel and mobile home park that was started in the 1920s. You will love the views of Fishers Peak and the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range from this campground. Rates start at $35 per night with weekly and monthly rates available. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Long-term rates available 

Purgatoire Campground

Purgatoire Campground is an excellent bare-bones camping area where rates start at $21 per night. If you closely listen while going to sleep, you may hear the headwaters of the Purgatoire River flowing by your camper. Choose to camp in the grassy meadow or the aspen-and-spruce-wooded campground. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Equestrian camping allowed, fire rings, picnic tables 

Circle the Wagons RV Park

Situated at the base of the Spanish Peaks, Circle the Wagons RV Park features many convenient amenities. Here, you can play outdoor games or just bring your lawn chair and relax on the banks of the Cuchara River. Borrow books and DVDs from the lending library, do your laundry, join the fun around the central fire ring, or play in the gaming room at this campground where rates start at $40 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Indoor and outdoor games, lending library, some organized activities 

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What to Do at
Trinidad Lake State Park

Inside Trinidad Lake State Park

Practice your archery by attaching targets to the five target butts. Jump on your bike to explore the more than nine miles of trails or launch your boat or Jet Ski from the boat dock. You can also fish from the shore. Keep alert, and you may see a roadrunner, deer, elk, or some smaller mammals.

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How to Get to
Trinidad Lake State Park

If you are in the city of Trinidad, it is only about five miles to Trinidad Lake State Park. Head southwest on County Road 12W. When the road turns sharply to the right, then look to your left and you'll see the state park. 

Entering Trinidad Lake State Park

Trinidad Lake State Park Per vehicle : $9.0

$80 annual pass available

Located along the historic Santa Fe Trail, this state park offers plenty of fishing, camping, hiking, boating, and other opportunities. If you've been to Trinidad Lake State Park, we would love to hear about your favorite things to do there. Post it to your social media feed and be sure to tag RVshare. You can also send your stories and photos to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions About Trinidad Lake State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Trinidad Lake State Park?

Summer is the best time of year to visit Trinidad Lake State Park. Visitors can enjoy boating activities, fishing, sailing, and windsurfing. All of the campgrounds are open during the summer months.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Trinidad Lake State Park?

Bird-watching is a popular activity in this area. Guests can spot a variety of shorebirds, ducks, loons, gulls, and pelicans. On the land, you might see muskrats, roadrunners, deer, and elk.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Trinidad Lake State Park?

There are 73 RV sites in Trinidad Lake State Park, and some have full hookups. All of the sites have electricity, and there is a dump station in the park.

Are pets allowed at Trinidad Lake State Park?

Trinidad Lake State Park is a dog-friendly place. They are permitted throughout the park as long as they are on a leash. The leash cannot be over 6 feet.

Is Trinidad Lake State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Guests can find accessible camping at the Carpios Ridge Campground. There are accessible restrooms, showers, drinking fountains, and picnic tables. In addition, there are two paved trails with viewing stations.