Lake Capote Recreation Area


2021 Camping Season

The Lake Capote campground is currently open four days-a-week. Campers are welcome Thursday through Saturday nights but must depart Sunday.
The Lake Capote Campground is now open to the General Public. Please call 970-883-2273 for more information.

Campground Rates

General Public
Tent Sites$18$108
RV Sites$25$150
SUIT Tribal Members
Tent SitesFreeFree
RV Sites$10$60

Campground Amenities

  • 10 RV sites with 30 amp electric, potable water connection, fire-ring, and picnic table
  • 30 tent sites with fire ring and picnic table
  • Bathhouse including public toilets, sinks, and showers with unlimited hot water
  • Potable water is accessible throughout the campground
  • Centrally located dump station for RV grey/black water
  • Centrally located potable water fill station for RVs
  • Sites are spacious and well-shaded

Campground Rules

  1. Campsites can be reserved at
  2. Campsites can also be purchased at the self-permitting-station in front of the Bait Shop.
  3. ALL visitors MUST check in at Bait Shop.
  4. No alcohol or illegal drug use is allowed. The Southern Ute Indian reservation is “dry”.
  5. No firearms or hunting are allowed at Lake Capote.
  6. No vehicles are allowed off-road.
  7. Fires are only allowed in established fire pits.
  8. Pets MUST be on a leash.
  9. Quiet Hours:  9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  10. Only 2 vehicles are allowed per site.
  11. Only 8 people are allowed per site.
  12. Maximum stay is 18 days.