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 – No Open Flames in Colorado
No open flames are allowed in Colorado under a Statewide Fire Ban, by order of Gov. Polis, until Oct. 7, 2020. The fire ban applies to all lands in Lake County, Colorado.
— Open flames & campfires (including charcoal BBQ grills) outside of permanent fire ring/grate in developed site
— Smoking outdoors, except in developed recreation site
— Chainsaw use without spark arrester and fire extinguisher & shovel on hand
— Welding/Acetylene torches, except in allowable cleared areas
— Use of tracer ammunition or explosive targets
— Use of explosives, including fireworks
— Any activity that poses significant risk of starting a fire
— Gas-fueled stoves that can be turned off
— Indoor fireplaces
— Grills at private residences
— Legal firearm use, including hunting and shooting ranges
See an interactive map of fire restricted areas in Lake County, Colorado. The current statewide fire ban applies to all counties in Colorado. Please watch this U.S. Forest Service video on understanding fire restrictions for more information:
PLEASE be extremely careful during this time of high fire danger and demand on fire service entities.
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.