Matchless Campground

San Isabel National Forest

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Turquoise Lake Rd.
Leadville, CO 80461
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GPS: 39.2581, -106.3594

Number of Sites: 17
Pad Type: asphalt
Open Seasonally: May-Sept.
Elevation: 9918 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes
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Greg - Sock Monke...
Los Alamos, NM
20 Nissan NV 2500 High TOP - Homemade Camper Van
36 reviews
Days stayed: 2

Greg - Sock Monkey Trekker would stay here again

“Free after Labor Day”

Reviewed Oct 04, 2016

Overall Rating

Currently the campground is free after labor day and then completely closes around Oct 2nd (normally during the summer there is a fee). The camp host leaves after labor day and the concessionier that runs the place for the forest service let's folks overnight for free. It's kind of a fishing access with a boat ramp. There was a guy stationed at the boat ramp each day in order to check boats for invasive species and the spray off the boats. He also sold firewood. We had a really pleasant time. There is a hike that goes to the other campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It's basically two big parking lots. The upper lot has tables and grills off the sides of the lot. You could put up a tent in this area, it looks like. There is also the boat ramp lot, but you can't camp in it as they lock a gate to that lot at night. There is a lot just above the boat ramp lot but you can only vehicle camp in it, it looks like. There are great views here. There was one vault toilet open in the upper lot while we were there. No trash or water in the off season.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Matchless Campground on Turquoise Lake near Leadville Colorado - VBlog #1

In late September, we went on a week-long van camping vacation. Our trip was a loop from our home in Los Alamos, NM through Colorado. First, it was up to Matchless Campground on Turquoise Lake near Le...

  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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