LA VISTA CAMPGROUND - LAKE ISABEL, CO

La Vista Campground is situated in a meadow overlooking the west side of the 40-acre Lake Isabel. It is set along the Frontier Pathways and Historic Byway in the Wet Mountains along one of the Colorado Birding Trails. Lake Isabel is one of the few lakes in Colorado developed purely...
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Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • A $5 nightly fee is charged for extra vehicles
  • This facility also has first-come, first-served sites
  • No firearms or fireworks
  • For more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

La Vista Campground is situated in a meadow overlooking the west side of the 40-acre Lake Isabel. It is set along the Frontier Pathways and Historic Byway in the Wet Mountains along one of the Colorado Birding Trails.

Lake Isabel is one of the few lakes in Colorado developed purely for recreation purposes. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the lake attracts many campers who come to hike, canoe, fish and spend time bird watching. St. Charles Creek flows near the campground and offers additional fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

Shady pine and aspen trees are scattered throughout the campground. At 8,600 feet, the area enjoys cool summer days, a welcome relief from the heat in the plains far below.

The Pike and San Isabel National Forest includes over a million acres of wilderness and over half of Colorado's mountain peaks that reach above 14,000 feet.

Recreation:

Lake Isabel welcomes non-motorized boating and fishing. Brown and brook trout are stocked in the lake and the St. Charles headwaters reap brook trout.

Visitors can enjoy hiking, bicycling or motorcycling on either the Snow Slide Trail and Cisneros Trail. The 15-mile Cisneros Trail, also open to ATV riders, leads to the heart of the Wet Mountains, through forests and open, wildflower speckled valleys. Along the way, the trail connects to St. Charles Trail, which heads to St. Charles Peak.

Facilities:

Walk-in tent sites are 15 to 50 yards from the parking spurs. RV sites come with electric hookups and all sites include a picnic table, campfire ring and access to vault toilets and drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

A nearby lodge provides paddle and rowboat rentals, groceries and a restaurant. Golf courses are about 15 minutes away.

Booking Window
Thu Oct 23 2014 - Sun Apr 19 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Fri Apr 24 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Walk In Mon Sep 07 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Electricity
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tent sites
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Apr 24 2015 -
May 21 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $21.00
RV ELECTRIC $21.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $21.00
RV ELECTRIC $21.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Walk In Season
Sep 07 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $21.00
RV ELECTRIC $21.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.98444, -105.05944
37°59'4"N, 105°3'34"W

From Pueblo, go 25 miles south on Interstate 25 to exit 74. Drive west 18 miles on State Highway 165. Turn into the main entrance at Lake Isabel Recreation Area, then turn right into the first campground on the right (about 1.25 miles).
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LA VISTA CAMPGROUND - LAKE ISABEL
3028 E. Main Street
Canon City  CO  81212

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)269-8500