Hahns Peak Lake Camping Overview
Hahns Peak Lake campground is a nice National Park campground about an hour north of Steamboat Springs and about a half an hour north of Steamboat Lake. It’s a nice campground set in the thick forest surrounding Hahns Peak Lake. The campground itself is in a valley on the side of Hahns Peak and tucked back away from the main road. It can easily be missed if you are not keeping an eye out for it.
Hahns Peak Lake campground is a smaller campground with about 30 campsites just uphill of Hahns Peak Lake which is about 160 acres in size. There is good trout fishing around the lake from shore and from a boat. However, only motorless or electric motors are allowed on the . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Review of Hahns Peak Lake Campground
May 24-27 is Colorado Kayak’s Suppy Paddlefest
Kick off the summer paddling season this Memorial Day weekend with an exciting interactive river festival in Buena Vista and the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area . Whether you are a newby to the sport of kayaking or one of the most seasoned paddlers, this action packed weekend has something for you. The four-day festival will feature river competitions, multi-sport races, free demonstrations, educational seminars, live music and tons of fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee Country. Check out this video for an overview of past highlights and visit the Colorado Kayak Supply . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Go Camping for Colorado Kayak Supply’s Paddlefest
May 18-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m enjoy Colorado’s newest State Park!
Attention hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, fishermen and all around outdoor enthusiasts, be one of the first to visitors to explore Colorado’s newest state park . During this exciting grand opening weekend, you can hike to view the magnificent Elk Falls and Staunton Rocks and relax afterwards while listening to live music and poetry readings. Adventurous youngsters can give the kids climbing wall or mountain biking course a try, while the artistic and inquisitive can opt for face painting, craft activities and environmental talks and demonstrations. Some activities, such as the history and wildflower walks and talks, require pre-registration. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Event parking is available at . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Staunton State Park Grand Opening
May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m is the Family Fishing Festival
Bring the whole family out for a day of fishing fun at Lake Pueblo State Park . Beginners and experts of all ages are welcome to attend. The Visitor Center will feature activity tables for the kids, while stations set throughout the park will be equipped with staff to teach vital fishing skills through hands-on activities. Some lucky attendees may even walk away with a free fishing pole! Begin your day at the Visitor Center, where maps of the stations will be available. Make sure to pack plenty of snacks and a picnic lunch, sunscreen and bug spray.
Better yet, reserve a campsite at Lake Pueblo State Park and make . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Family Fishing Festival at Lake Pueblo State Park
Bring the kiddos to learn all about the blue-feathered residents of Castlewood Canyon State Park ! Many bluebirds have built their nests in the boxes lining the park entrance road. Participants will have the exciting opportunity to observe these birds as they prepare for and care for their new families. This program is designed for children from ages three to six. An adult must accompany all children. The program will begin in the park Visitor Center.
Remember to bring your camera’s and binoculars to capture the beautiful birds in the area.
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One of my favorite things to do while camping is stargazing. There isn’t anything quite as grand as a clear mountain view of the sky far away from any light pollution. Here is a great opportunity to learn more about our night sky from the Western Colorado Astronomy Club. Reserve a campsite and be ready for a fun night of star gazing!
Join members of the Western Colorado Astronomy Club for an evening of star gazing, planet viewing and exploring the wonders of the nighttime sky at Highline Lake State Park . This evening’s program will focus on the viewing of the planet Jupiter and the Beehive Cluster, a bright triangular shaped . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Springtime Stargazing at Highline Lake State Park
Steamboat Lake State Park Camping Overview
Steamboat Lake State Park campground is one of the nicest state parks in Colorado. Nestled in the valley below Hahns Peak, Steamboat Lake State Park sprawls across a wide area open area with small rolling hills and light tree cover. There are several different places to camp around Steamboat Lake State Park. These range from walk-in tent only campsites on a large island on the northern side of the lake to the more sheltered RV and camper campsites up on the hills surrounding Steamboat Lake. Steamboat Lake State Park campground is a beautiful place to go camping with mild weather and a very scenic view in all directions.
Steamboat Lake has areas where you . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Review of Steamboat Lake State Park Campground
What do you do when you want to go camping, but the one you love doesn’t want to rough it? Glamping is one way to compromise! Glamping (glamorous camping) is becoming more and more popular around the world. Large canvas tents, yurts, and cabins can be rented in beautiful Colorado locations.
The upscale accommodations usually include beds, tables, and chairs. They also may be heated, have running water, or even bathrooms. Some have electricity and wi-fi connections, and some are more rustic. Some places have bathrooms and possibly shower areas in a central location that can be shared among the guests. Many have a central lodge or restaurant in which to eat, or camp stoves or fire pits to cook your own food. They have beautiful views of Colorado scenery and still take you away . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Glamping in Colorado is Deluxe Camping
If you are anything like me I am always looking for some great stocking stuffer ideas. It can be tough to think about what might be good for the camper you knows stocking. These are often overlooked but there are some great things you can get for the camper you know that they are sure to use when they go camping. Look to the list below to see what Camp Out Colorado suggest as its Top Ten Camping Stocking Stuffers this year. . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Top Ten Great Camping Stocking Stuffers
Veterans Day is coming up this Sunday November 11th. To celebrate and honor all of our veterans the National Park Service is offering free admission to all National Parks! It is not looking like it is going to be a great weekend this Vetrans Day here in Colorado but don’t let that stop you. Just bundle up and enjoy some time in the great out of doors for free! The free admission National Park Veterans Day Weekend is set to start this Saturday November 10th and last through Monday November 12th. Get out there on Saturday to beat the snow. If you know any veterans it is a great opportunity to take them with you and treat them to a fun . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Free National Park Weekend for Veterans Day