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Trinidad Lake State Park, Trinidad

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
Trinidad Lake State Park is a state park west of Trinidad, Colorado, United States. The park protects Trinidad Lake, a dammed reservoir. There are hiking trails, and camping and boating opportunities. The park features historical attractions such as the coal mining ruins at Cokedale. An exposure of the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (K–T boundary) is visible in the southern part of the park.A portion of the mountain route of the Santa Fe Trail runs through the park.
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  • About 12 miles from town this is the place to stay if you don't mind remote. Very well kept clean restrooms and showers. Not a huge campground so may need reservations if your planning on staying here...  read more »
  • this was a great place to walk and relax.we like to slowly get used to the higher elevation.this is a very pretty lake with great trails. 
  • Had a very good time. Got to see a lot of the outdoor attraction of Colorado as well as the history behind Trinidad. The lake was beautiful, wish we had brought fishing poles, but the view was enough ...  read more »
  • Very pretty! The sites were spacious, well kept and the camp hosts in july (2017) were so lovely, so welcoming and so friendly... they really made you feel at home. Id say they were the sweetest camp hosts ive ever met! There's lots of trails and an awesome playground for the littles. There is a Walmart not far away (incase you forget something) but Trinidad itself doesn't have much to offer as far as quality restaurants or a variety of fun activities for families. The campground was really great though!
  • Wonderful place to experience God's fingerprint! Beautifully maintained. Nice & friendly staff, at the park office. Stunning views!
  • Love this RV park! Sites are well spaced and covered by trees. Uniformed Park Rangers patrol keeping things quiet and safe. Staff very friendly and helpful. The lake, trails, and views are outstanding. I can't wait to visit again!
  • Peaceful and tranquil, beautiful state park with very very clean facilities. Different length hikes with some amazing views and notes photo ops. Rumbling thunder and dances of lightening in the distance as storms appear to move in but then pass by. Secluded and private large camp sites. A+ stay!
  • Beautiful Lake with wonderful times to be had! The only downfall we experienced was the campsite we stayed at, Carpios Campground, not only charged the nightly fee, but also a per day park pass, $1 for 6 minutes of shower water, and nickels and dimes here and there. Only the plus side, they offer a free life vest loaner program at the lake :) All in all a great experience:)
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