South Shore Campground

Trinidad Lake State Park

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County Road 18.3
Trinidad, CO 81082
719-846-6951
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GPS: 37.134, -104.5575

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 10
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 6241 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G
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Zenflydad
Charleston, WV
32 Jayco Greyhawk
2014 Chevrolet Spark
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 110
“A Mistake by the Lake”

Reviewed May 12, 2018

Overall Rating

This place has a lot going for it: a Camp located above a beautiful, serene lake with ample opportunities for hiking, views of mountains near and far, with only a few (10) sites at the location. However, there is a reason this particular camp has apparently not been reviewed until now. That is because to get to the camp you will be required to drive over the most unbelievably god-awful rough road that you are going to wonder if your rig will start to shed parts and your fillings fall out. I was totally unprepared for that, as apparently most other campers we saw - 90% of whom turned around once they got to the camp, and immediately split. Had we known that on just the other side of the lake at the Carpios Campground on the north shore, a totally ‘civilized’ alternative awaited - with paved roads, showers, laundry, and a Dump Station - we never would have subjected ourselves to this. The odd thing is, to the eye, the gravel road does not look rough at all. However, trust me, you do not want to put your rig through this torture chamber. The only comparable experience we have had in terms of ‘rough roads’ was in Quartzite, but this was worse. Far worse. In addition, $18 for ‘dry camping’ is bad enough. Add another $7 for a ‘Day Use Fee’ and it is pretty outrageous. We opted to get an Annual Colorado Camping Pass, which enabled us to get a refund for the Daily Use charges, but clearly, there is some price gouging going on here. Bottom Line: Planning a stay at Trinidad Lake? Stay at the Carpios Campground, not at the South Shore.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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