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Season Dates
Current Status - Open Through 31 Dec 2024
Peak
11 Mar 2024 - 29 Oct 2024
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Alerts and Important Information
You must have your confirmation letter either printed or on your phone when you arrive at the park.
In order to receive a senior discount, primary occupant must be 64+ AND hold a valid Aspen Leaf, Columbine, Centennial, Blue Spruce, or Volunteer Senior pass at the time of reservation AND upon arrival at the park. If your pass is on sage green or bright orange paper with a handwritten expiration date it, you must exchange your pass for one issued through the system at any CPW location prior to making the reservation in order to receive your discount.
Reservation fees DO NOT include parks pass entrance fees. All vehicles must have a valid parks pass in order to access the park. Annual passes may be purchased at the time of your reservation or online, by phone, at sales agents, or CPW offices and parks. Daily vehicle and individual/walk-in parks passes may be purchased upon arrival at the park.

Payment of Fees

All camping and reservation fees must be paid in advance of occupancy or use of park facilities. Campers are responsible for all fees related to this policy. If you have any questions about reservations, please call the ASPIRA Call Center at (800) 244-5613.

Beginning July 1, 2023, all Full Hookup, Cabin, Yurt, and Electric site types will be subject to a Lodging Tax per the Department of Revenue. This tax is paid to the county in which the park is located and is not retained by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Reservation fees DO NOT include parks pass entrance fees. All vehicles must have a valid park pass in order to access the park. Annual passes may be purchased at the time of your reservation or online, by phone, at sales agents, or CPW offices and parks. Daily vehicle and individual/walk-in park passes may be purchased with cash or check (self-serve, no attendant) upon arrival at the park.

Changes and Cancellations

  • Cancellations or changes may be made online 24 hours a day 7 days a week, or through the Aspira Call Center at 1-800-244-5613.
  • Reservations where one or more dates fall outside of the 6-month booking window are frozen for 14 days.
  • Cancellations:
    • If the cancellation is made 28 days or more prior to the arrival date, 25% of the fee for 1 night or day-use permit will be retained
    • If the cancellation is made 8-27 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the fee for 1 night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If the cancellation is made 7 days or less prior to the arrival date, 100% of the fee for 1 night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If a reservation is cancelled at any time after the arrival date, any nights prior to the cancellation are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Changes:
    • If a change in the reservation is made 28 days or more prior to the arrival date, 10% of the fee for one night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If a change in the reservation is made 8-27 days prior to the arrival date, 15% of the fee for one night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If a change in the reservation is made 7 days or less prior to arrival, 20% of the fee for one night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If the change in the reservation dates is made between the day after the arrival date and the departure date, the fees for any nights or days passed are NON-REFUNDABLE.
    • There is no additional fee to add days to a reservation.
    • The reservation holder is responsible for any difference in use fees.
  • Customers who wish to receive a refund outside of these rules will need to contact the park at which they have the reservation directly.
  • No exceptions to the refund policy will be given for bugs, bad weather, campfire bans, water conditions (including water levels, boat ramp or swim beach closures, and algae)!
  • If the original reservation was made directly with the park, any refunds resulting from changes/cancellations will be issued via personal check and may take up to 90 days from the date of the change/cancellation to be processed.
  • NO-SHOW Policy:
    • If you do not arrive to the park within 24 hours of your scheduled check in time and not notify the park that you will be arriving late, your site may be resold and may not be available when you arrive. The fees for any nights passed are non-refundable.
Customers without an annual parks pass: a self-serve daily parks pass dispenser can be found at every entrance to Trinidad Lake State Park, including near the entrances to both campgrounds. All vehicles MUST have a valid parks pass in order to access any Colorado State Park.

By making a reservation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, you are agreeing to read and abide by all rules stated in this purchase flow and on the confirmation letter.

The fire danger changes throughout the season, please call the park visitor center to inquire.

Trinidad Lake is a fluctuating reservoir and water levels vary. The main campground, Carpios Ridge, is situated on a ridge approximately 150-200 feet that overlooks the lake. There is no direct access to the lake. Shade may be provided naturally by trees and other vegetation at some of the sites. Charcoal or wood fires are allowed only in designated grills or fire pits at each site. **In addition to the camping fee, a vehicle entrance fee is required at all state parks!** Please call the park for specific details---719-846-6951.

Call the park for details or check the latest status reports by visiting us on the web at http://parks.state.co.us/parks/trinidadlake. You may contact us by email at trinidad.lake@state.co.us.

Please use www.cpwshop.com to make, cancel, or change reservations or make any license, pass, or retail purchases. ReserveAmerica.com has limited functionality for CPW customers.

Per CPW regulation, no individual may camp or park a motor vehicle, trailer or camper on a state park for more than fourteen (14) days in any twenty-eight (28) day period on a single park. For the purposes of this regulation, an individual is defined as any person who has occupied a site, whether or not they are formally listed on the reservation as the reserving party or primary occupant.

Any reservations made with one or more days outside of the 6-month reservation window will be frozen to changes for 14 days from the date the reservation was made.
Notes
Colorado Parks and Wildlife reserves the right, when necessary, to modify any reservation policies.
Please practice Leave No Trace principles!

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others

    For more information: https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/
  • Trinidad Lake is a fluctuating reservoir and water levels vary. The main campground is situated on a mesa approximately 150-200 feet above the lake and there is no direct access to the lake from this campground. Shade may be provided naturally by trees and other vegetation at some of the sites. Charcoal or wood fires are allowed only in designated grills or fire pits at each site. **In addition to the camping fee, a vehicle entrance fee is required at all state parks!** Please call the park for specific details---719-846-6951.
    TRSR - TRINIDAD STATE RECREATION AREA 1-719-846-6951 CARI - CARPIOS RIDGE CAMPGROUND

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