A quick trip to Lake Pueblo State Park

21 08 2011

One of our favorite warm-water lakes, within about 2 hours of home, Lake Pueblo State Park is about 10 miles west of Pueblo, Colorado.  We’ve decided to make this a short weekend trip, down to the lake late on Friday afternoon and back mid-day on Sunday.

We’ve reserved spots #431 and #432 near the North Shore Marina in the Yucca Flats campground.  These electric sites are not optimal, but still fairly close to a small swimming cove.  They are also near non-electric sites in the Kettle Creek campground.  With our purchase of a generator this year, these sites are now possibilities.  Before we hit the water on Saturday we walk around Kettle Creek and spot a few possibilities.  On a small loop closest to the water, sites #524 through #529 are all possibilities.  Each has a fairly short driveway, so with the boat and jet-ski, an auxiliary “parking” site would probably be necessary.   The best site with a good lake view is #526.

After reviewing sites on Saturday we launch the boat and jet-ski about noon.  Today’s boating isn’t without problems – first, the boat failed to start. After pulling back up the ramp and a quick jump-start we were on the lake.  After making a few rounds to (hopefully) charge the battery, we anchor in a  quiet cove to enjoy the warm water.  About 30 minutes later we begin to wonder where our lone jet-ski rider has gone.  Shortly after that we receive a phone call – the jet ski had become swamped, had been towed back to the marina and needed a good draining.  With two on-water mishaps, we decided to chalk this weekend up to “experience”, returned to camp to watch a pre-season football game and headed home mid-day on Sunday

Yucca Flats Site #431

Yucca Flats Site #431

Yucca Flats Site #432

Yucca Flats Site #432

Kettle Creek Site #524

Kettle Creek Site #524

Kettle Creek Site #525

Kettle Creek Site #525

Kettle Creek Site #526

Kettle Creek Site #526

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