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Lost Lake Campground

Capacity: 110 People
Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2992.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Lost Lake Campground is a great place for families to camp. Kids and parents alike will enjoy fishing and hiking around Lost Lake, Dollar Lake and Lost Lake Slough. Beckwith Pass provides breathtaking vistas of Ruby Mountain Range. The wildflowers in this region are phenomenal during mid-July and early August.

Directions from Crested Butte: From Crested Butte follow Whiterock Avenue west. It eventually turns into Kebler Pass Road. Follow Kebler Pass for approximately 15 miles to Lost Lake Road (Forest Road 706). Turn left on to Lost Lake Road and follow it to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Early November .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
campsite, single-unit Call for Current Fee Facilities include parking spu

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: This is not the beautiful location is used to be. The campground has been "remodeled" and now there are 15 camping sites where there used to be 11, along with 6 "Horse" sites that have been added. Camping fees start at $18 per night. A parking lot is now directly in front of the lake. The place was so crowded, we turned around and left.

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Nice camp sites, clean toilets; beautiful views from Three Lakes Trail. Great for half-day hikes.

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: (18-JUL-01) The camp host was very friendly, and the toilet facilities were clean. The trails from the campground up through the surrounding mountains were very scenic and just right for an afternoon hike.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Great day hikes around lake to Dollar Lake and waterfalls. Picture postcard views. Great temp's.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Lost Lake Campground
ICON Automobile Travel West Elk Loop Scenic Byway
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lost Lake Slough, Lost Lake, Dollar Lake
ICON Hiking & Walking Three Lakes Trail, Beckwith Pass Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Beckwith Pass Trail
ICON Scenic Driving West Elk Loop Scenic Byway

Related Activities
Beckwith Pass Trail #440 - The trail is in good condition and easy to follow. The trail from Beckwith Pass is well worth a single day excursion.

Lost Lake, Lost Lake Slough and Dollar Lake - Brook trout up to twenty one inches can be caught out of Lost Lake and Dollar Lake, with the average size running between eight to ten inches.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Paonia Ranger District, P.O. Box 1030 , Paonia, CO, 81428, Phone: 970-527-4131


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