Trinidad Lake SP, Trinidad Colorado

Trinidad Lake State ParkOther reviewers at

April, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating = 9 out of 10 stars

Site #46 rocks!
Things were obviously a bit slow during our April stay


Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
Extremely quiet, but this is the slow season.  The campground is well
off the main highway (HW-12), and traffic through the park is close
to zero.  The rangers have been very helpful.  This place just “feels”

Road and site access/type?
Paved interior roads, with some sites paved and others gravel.  It was
a tight turn as we backed into our site (#46), but wow, was it worth it!
The friendly ranger picked this one out as one of the best, and we
didn’t see any better.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Many sites in our loop were not level, but we got straight up on
our paved site with jacks and a couple of blocks.  The car fit in front
of the coach when we parked it at somewhat of an angle.  Spacing
between sites was generous, and there were trees around each site
to provide privacy – at least in the section where we were.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The park provided only 5-6 full hookup sites, and they were booked
during our stay.  We had 50A electric service only, and it was strong.
Knowing we had no water at the site, we brought a half tank with us
and it worked out fine since we showered in the park’s facilities.  Our
Verizon signal to the phones and hotspot was usable but not great.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A nice table and fire pit at each site, and we were happy to enjoy our
first fire in a long time during our stay.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The bathrooms and showers were very nice, and they were clean.  The
showers required quarters, and reviews on them are mixed.  Mona Liza
advised that her shower had great pressure, but the one I selected was
poor.  I also didn’t like that the fixed shower heads pointed right at the
entryway so I got blasted with cold water as I inserted the quarters.
Screaming and noticeable shrinkage occurred during that episode.
The laundry room was still closed for the winter.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Typical state park – a nice place to spend time with the family.  Dogs
could be walked on-leash around the campground and on the trails.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
Bikes could be ridden throughout the campground on the paved roads,
and there were several miles of hiking trails throughout the park.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
An older Safeway and a newer Super-Walmart were located in town
just a short drive away.  Trinity is a fairly large city, and most needed
services could be found there.  It also had a fairly nice “old town”

Be careful when navigating here – we had trouble finding the
campground because the park is large and contains a Corps of
Engineers section for recreation and the separate small campground.
Folks must drive through part of downtown Trinidad to get to the CG,
if coming in from I-25.  Access into the campground is via HW-12.  We
really loved the park, a very nice and quiet state facility, although it
would no doubt be packed during the summer months.  Book early if
you want full hookups, or be ready to bring your own water.

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