SPRUCE GROUP - LAKE ISABEL, CO

Spruce Group Campground, located in the Lake Isabel Recreation Area, is a great place to bring groups for picnicking and camping on the scenic Lake Isabel. The campground accommodates 50 guests for day-use and 40 guests for overnight camping. Some RVs can fit in the paved parking ...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 21 2014   Season Dates

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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
  • Limit 20 vehicles; a $5 fee is charged for extra vehicles
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • No electric hookups available
  • No firearms or fireworks
  • Limited water available; no RV water hookups
  • 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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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Spruce Group Campground, located in the Lake Isabel Recreation Area, is a great place to bring groups for picnicking and camping on the scenic Lake Isabel. The campground accommodates 50 guests for day-use and 40 guests for overnight camping. Some RVs can fit in the paved parking area for added convenience.

Lake Isabel is one of the few lakes in Colorado developed purely for recreation purposes. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the lake attracts campers who enjoy hiking, canoeing, fishing and watching for wildlife. St. Charles Creek flows near the campground and offers additional opportunities for fishing.

Natural Features:

The St. Charles Creek runs next to the campground, and dense spruce trees surround the site. The shoreline of Lake Isabel meets the rocky slopes of the Wet Mountains at an elevation of 8,600 feet.

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 or 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:

Spruce has a picnic shelter that seats 25 to 30 people, plus a horseshoe pit and volleyball court. Two 3-foot wide grills are onsite and individual sites have campfire rings.

Drinking water is provided via a hand pump and an accessible double vault toilet is in the campground. There are no defined tent pads.

The road through the group site is paved, and a parking area fits a limited number of RVs.

Nearby Attractions:

The Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway is a great route to explore and shoot photos.

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

Booking Window
Tue Jul 29 2014 - Sat Jul 25 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 08 2014 Sun Sep 21 2014
Walk In Fri May 01 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
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
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $75.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2014 -
Sep 21 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $75.00
Walk In Season
May 01 2015 -
May 21 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $75.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $75.00

*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):
37.96778, -105.06722
37°58'4"N, 105°4'2"W

From Pueblo, drive 25 miles south on Interstate 25 to exit 74. Go west 18 miles on state Highway 165 and turn into the main entrance at the Lake Isabel Recreation Area. Drive to Forest Road 374 and turn left. The entrance to the group campground is beyond the St. Charles Campground entrance behind a closed gate.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SPRUCE GROUP - LAKE ISABEL
3028 E. Main Street
Canon City  CO  81212

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)269-8500