Seasonal campground closures begin at Lake Pueblo State Park
Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Though operations are reduced, the popular reservoir remains open year-round and camping and boating is available.
Winter camping at Lake Pueblo will begin Sept. 28. At that time, Yucca Flats, Kettle Creek and Prairie Ridge Campgrounds will close for the year.
Juniper Breaks Campground, which has basic sites without electric hook-ups, will have sites #100-124 open through the winter and reservations will be accepted year-round. A vault toilet facility is open to service those sites.
Electrical sites available through the winter are Eagle View sites #300-316, in the Northern Plains Campground, and Arkansas Point sites #1-27 and #94-95 on the south shore. Reservations will be accepted for these sites through Dec. 31. After Dec. 31 those sites will be available on a first come, first serve basis. These sites have a restroom with vault toilets. A new camper services building and electricity is being installed in the area and will cause intermittent closures throughout the winter.
There will be no laundry and showers available after the 28th, but limited dump station access will be available on the park.
Loops E, F and G at Juniper Breaks Campground are tentatively scheduled to reopen March 27. All other campgrounds at Lake Pueblo are scheduled to reopen May 1.
Winter reservations for sites at Juniper Breaks, Eagle View or Arkansas Point can be made by calling 1-800-678-2267 or at http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/LakePueblo/Pages/Camping.aspx
The Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Inspection Stations will also begin their winter operations on Oct. 15. Lake Pueblo is open to boating 24 hours a day, but boats can only be launched when the inspection stations are open. The winter hours are 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. When the stations are closed, the gates to the boat ramps will be locked and no boats will be able to enter or leave the water. Decon hours will also change from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 15th.
The swim beach located in the Rock Canyon Day Use has also been closed for the winter season. It will reopen Memorial Day weekend, 2015.
For more information and other outdoor recreational opportunities available at Lake Pueblo State Park visit http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/lakepueblo