Canoe on Lake Capote

Lake Capote Recreation Area

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Canoe on Lake Capote - Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum
Chimney Rock

Lake Capote Recreation Area

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Chimney Rock - Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum
Lake Capote Bait Shop

Lake Capote Recreation Area

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Lake Capote Bait Shop

Lake Capote now open for the 2024 season!

Our Mission

“The mission at Lake Capote is to develop and manage professional facilities and services providing quality camping, fishing, day-use and other outdoor recreational opportunities for the benefit of Southern Ute Tribal members, their families, and other Lake visitors.”


2024 Operating Schedule

March 10 - March 31Open Thursday through Sunday ( + holiday Mondays)
Bait Shop Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm
April 1 - October 27Open 7 days a week
October 28Closed for the season

Camping During the 4 Days-a-week Operating Schedule

During the 4 days-a-week periods of operation, campers and RVs are welcome to stay overnight Thursday through Saturday nights but must depart by Sunday afternoon.

Fee Information

Day Use Rates

Non-Tribal Member fee per car is $5.00 a day. Tribal Member cost per day per car is free.

Campground Rates

DailyWeekly
General Public
Tent Sites$18$108
RV Sites$25$150
Southern Ute Tribal Members
Tent SitesFreeFree
RV Sites$10$60

Fishing Permit Rates

Price Per Day
General Public
Adult Fishing$10
Youth Fishing$4
Derby$20
SUIT Tribal Members
Adult Fishing (13-54 yrs)$4
Youth Fishing (up to 12 yrs)FREE
Elders Fishing (55 yrs and older)FREE
Derby (All)$20
Fishermen Note
You do NOT need a State of Colorado fishing license to fish at Lake Capote, and Southern Ute Stream Fishing Permits are for streams only. You must purchase a daily Lake fishing permit to fish at Lake Capote.
We are not renting boats this season.

Scenes from the Lake

Come Visit Us

Contact Lake Staff

Division of Wildlife Administration

  • Phone: 970-563-0130
  • Fax: 970-563-0305

Division of Wildlife