Be starry-eyed

For a true Colorado experience, pitch a tent under the stars and sleep soundly in the crisp night air. Find a scenic campground near Turquoise Lake and Twin Lakes, or in Leadville’s RV park. Pitch a tent in the forest; see where dispersed camping is allowed.

Backcountry huts and yurts near Leadville make camping fun and comfortable year ’round. So grab some friends, trek to a cozy base camp, and explore the wilderness. See our camping guide for more info on camping and fun things to do in the area.

Fire Restrictions & Map

See current fire restrictions in Lake County, Colorado. Scroll down for an interactive map of fire restricted areas in Lake County.

Please always be careful with campfires. Help us protect our forests and homes!

Camping at Twin Lakes

Please note there are no fires, camping, or parking on beaches on the Southeast side of the dam at Twin Lakes. U.S. Forest Service signs are posted in this area.

Care for Colorado!

Please make sure you always:

Thanks to Leave No Trace and tourism partners for these tips. Enjoy your trip!


        Pull into a campground near Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, for a convenient place to pitch your tent, hook up your RV, find a hot shower, and enjoy a peaceful night in the woods. Fire Restrictions Please always: Check for Fire Restrictions Take Care with Fire Please also remember to travel and camp on durable surfaces. Thank you for helping to ...

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        Colorado Trail & Continental Divide Trail

              The Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail run together through most of Lake County, Colorado. Hikers and trail runners can access these trails at multiple points. The trails are open to bikes except in the Mt. Massive Wilderness. Some portions of the trails are used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. A Trail for All Seasons In the fall, the trail ...

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              Community Threads

              609 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-4000  |  Website >

                    Community Threads offers a wide range of new and consigned sporting goods, athletic and casual clothing, running shoes, and gifts. Visit us to pick up an extra layer or to outfit yourself with gear for your favorite sport, all at an affordable price....

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                    Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting

                    1100 East Tennessee Road, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-4570  |  Website >

                          Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting is a four-season wilderness guide and outfitter in Leadville, Colorado. Summer offerings include horseback rides, wagon rides, stagecoach rides, and overnight wilderness pack trips, featuring the most spectacular mountain views in the area. Build a custom trip with fishing, riding, and photography options. We also offer a complete range of hunting services, including fully guided hunts, premium ...

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                          Hut Trips

                                Prefer to camp with a roof over your head? For a Colorado classic experience, gather a group of friends for a hut trip you’ll remember forever. The 10th Mountain Division Huts are perfect base camps in summer or winter for backcountry hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing. Or journey to 12,000’ for a night at Weston Pass Hut, sustainable lodging built into the ...

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                                Leadville Outdoors

                                225 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-7392  |  Website >

                                      Leadville Outdoors is an independent mountain shop located in historic downtown Leadville, Colorado. We cater to the backcountry and cross-country skier, trail runner, backpacker, and mountain lover. You can rely on our great selection of quality essentials and an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff. We're happy to dial you in with maps and trail conditions, help you pick the appropriate gear, ...

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                                      Leadville Ranger District

                                      810 Front Street, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-0749  |  Website >

                                            The Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest can give you information on dispersed camping, hiking, fishing, boating, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, winter sports, fire bans, and more. Care for Colorado! Please always Check for and Follow Fire Restrictions  Take Care with Fire  Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces Thank you for helping to protect our forests and homes!...

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                                            Tenderfoot Farm

                                            Tenderfoot Farm, Colorado 82, Twin Lakes  |  970-406-0205   |  Website >

                                                  Tenderfoot Farm has fresh eggs, bacon, and more for your camping adventure! Our eggs are laid by free-range chickens. We have duck eggs, too. Pasture-raised pork comes from pigs that freely graze in our fields and pastures (our pasture has a full stream running through it for their muddy pleasures). Our animals are cared for with love! In addition to Farm ...

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                                                  Yurt Camping

                                                        Discover your inner nomad with a trip to a Colorado yurt. These unique structures make for a new-and-different camping experience. (Surprise: They're warm in winter!) Trek to the high, remote Leadville Backcountry Yurts or spend a night in luxury at the Tennessee Pass sleep yurts for a special adventure. Have a bigger group? Consider a hut trip with room for ...

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