ST CHARLES CAMPGROUND - LAKE ISABEL, CO

Nestled among aspen and tall Douglas fir trees, St. Charles Campground is in a quiet part of the Lake Isabel Recreation Area. Located on the banks of St. Charles Creek, the campground is popular with campers who enjoy the sounds of water tumbling through the shaded boulders.The campground...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep a clean campsite. When not eating or cooking, lock up all food and cooking utensils in vehicles or in the provided bear-proof food lockers.
  • This is a high altitude facility. Use caution when traveling from lower elevations. Stay hydrated and drink more water than you might normally.
  • All fireworks are prohibited. No shooting is allowed in or near campgrounds
  • No electric hook-ups are available
  • Two vehicles per site. $5 charge per extra vehicle.
  • For more information on the 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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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Nestled among aspen and tall Douglas fir trees, St. Charles Campground is in a quiet part of the Lake Isabel Recreation Area. Located on the banks of St. Charles Creek, the campground is popular with campers who enjoy the sounds of water tumbling through the shaded boulders.

Natural Features:

The campground sits a mile west of Lake Isabel in the Wet Mountains, a beautiful range in the San Isabel National Forest. At an elevation of 8,600 feet, Lake Isabel was designed and constructed in the 1930s as a recreational haven from the dusty plains far below. Rugged mountain peaks in the area provide water for the abundant wildlife and fish populations.

Recreation:

Lake Isabel is stocked with brown and rainbow trout. The accessible lakeshore path provides ample fishing spots. Brook trout can be found in St. Charles Creek. Several trails begin at the recreation area. Hiking opportunities include the Snowslide Trail and the Cisneros Trail. Both trails are also open to motorcycles, and Cisneros is a challenging ATV route.

Facilities:

Campsites can accommodate small trailers; tent pads are provided for tent campers. Each campsite contains a bear-proof food locker, picnic table, fire ring and fire pedestal. Campground amenities include accessible vault toilets, drinking water from a hand pump, and bear-proof trash dumpsters. Firewood is sold by the on-site campground host.

Nearby Attractions:

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

Booking Window
Sat Jul 26 2014 - Thu Jan 22 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
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 08 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Walk In Fri Apr 24 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Educational Programs
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
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2014 -
Oct 12 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
Walk In Season
Apr 24 2015 -
May 21 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00

*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):
37.98111, -105.06556
37°58'52"N, 105°3'56"W

From Pueblo, go 25 miles south on I-25 to exit 74. Drive west 18 miles on state Highway 165. Turn into the main entrance at Lake Isabel Recreation Area and drive to Forest Road 374, the second left. Follow signs to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ST CHARLES CAMPGROUND - LAKE ISABEL
3028 E. Main Street
Canon City  CO  81212

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)269-8500