All recreation facilities are managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Because of this, Federal Discount Passes are not valid at this location. The following information is a general overview. Please visit the Trinidad Lake State Park website for more information.


The campground is open all year, with 73 sites for RVs or tents, showers, laundry, flush toilets, dump station and electrical hook-ups. To make camp reservations, call 1-800-244-5613​ or visit the reservations page of Trinidad Lake State Park.


Picnicking facilities, including universally accessible sites, are available for individual and group use. The Piedmont Group Recreation Area, located below the dam, may be reserved. Contact the State Park Office for details at 719-846-6951.

Fishing and Hunting

Fishing includes trout, large-mouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie. A Colorado fishing license is required.

Small game hunting is permitted in designated areas using only shotguns or bows and arrows. Hunting information is available from any Park Ranger or at the Information Center.

Boating and Water Recreation

Sail, water ski, boat and fish at Trinidad Lake. Observe Colorado boating statutes and regulations – copies are available at the Information Center or at the State Park Office.


Swimming is now allowed, but there is no designated swim beach.


Seven hiking trails allow the visitor to observe many types of vegetation such as piñon and juniper trees, wildflowers, yucca, cholla and other cacti. Many species of birds, mammals, and reptiles can be observed, along with Indian ruins and mining relics.