Review of Lake Trinidad State Park

26 03 2010

Lake Trinidad State Park is about 3 miles west of Trinidad or about 4 miles off of I-25.  Except for the road construction in Trinidad it’s easy access from the highway.

Lake Trinidad State Park

The park is beside Lake Trinidad which is very, very low – certainly not a boat lake.  But, the campgrounds are nice.  Three loops of camping spots, each with a picnic table and fire pit surround a camper services building and a visitor center.  The camper services building appears to have been built in the last year or two and provides laundry services, showers and restrooms.  Unfortunately, when we visited, the building was closed due to frozen water pipes. 

We reserved site #3 with full hookups.  Trinidad only has about 6 full hookup sites and 3 were out of service because of frozen water pipes.  The site was a level, gravel back-in site right across from the visitor center.  It was long enough for a 5th wheel or camper trailer and possibly an additional vehicle.  There was also a large tent pad behind the RV parking area.  We didn’t use the picnic table or fire pit due to our late arrival and the cold weather temperatures.  Because the camper services building was unavailable, we used the restrooms near the amphitheatre or those in the visitor center (from 8am to 5pm). 

Overall I’d rate the experience about as expected.  While it would have been nice to have the new camper services building available – there wasn’t a problem using the restroom facilities in other areas of the park.  Each of the sites are separated by plenty of space and have short pinon pine, oak and other scrubs.  The views from campsites at the top of the loops are best and closest to the service buildings – however the lower sites are closest to the lake and offer a bit more privacy and less traffic.

Site #3 Full Hookups

Site #4, Electric only

Camper Services Building

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26 03 2010
Shawn

Too bad the new buildings weren’t open in Trinidad. You have a broken picture in your post.

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