Of the three popular campgrounds in the Jefferson Lake area of Park County, this is the closest to the lake. It has 17 sites that can accommodate RVs 25 feet long. There’s a vault toilet and water pump but no electrical hookups, and the camping fee is $16 per night. Recreation opportunities include fishing and boating (no-wake motors) at the lake and hiking trails. You can take the easy stroll around the lake or a higher adventure on the Colorado Trail or the West Jefferson Loop Trail, which makes an 11-mile loop high on the Continental Divide.
- This campground closes after the second weekend of October, later than most in the area, making it a great camping destination on fall-color viewing trips.
- This campground fills often so reservations are a good idea.
- Forgot something? The little town of Jefferson at the turnoff from U.S. Highway 285 has a small store with big prices on food and beverages.
Recommended season(s): Mid-May – mid-October.
—R. Scott Rappold