Things To Do
In the shadow of the mighty Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the famous Great Sand Dunes, this state park is a bird-watching haven with a scenic reservoir in the high desert of the San Luis Valley. There’s a modern campground with 51 sites and easy hiking and biking trails. The lake was only half full in the summer of 2016, but some years the level is high enough to support motorboats, jet skis, and sailboats.
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Recommended season(s): Summer to fall.
—R. Scott Rappold