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Brainard Lake Campground

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13 Aug 2018
“Needed some Alpine forest time & this one is our local gem!”
13 Sep 2016
“Excellent campground in a gorgeous area!”
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We got up and said let’s venture to Roosevelt wilderness and Brainard Lake Area. It is a endless cornucopia explosion of natural beauty. You should come for a picnic, hike. Fly fish or regular, canoeing on lake is allowed, non motor, paddle board too. Just...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Pawnee is a very well cared for campground in/near the Indian Peaks Wilderness, a gorgeous high-altitude setting (10,000+ feet). Paved roadway, clean bathrooms, potable water spigots, graveled level campsites (40+). Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, grill & bear box (for storing anything...More

Date of stay: September 2016
2  Thank AndiBucknell
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We were so surprised to arrive at the Campground at Brainard Lake and find it had been completely upgraded. You'll find 47 campsites with 11 of them being tent-only, walk-in sites. All campsites had beautiful new picnic tables; fire pits; raised barbecue grills; huge bear...More

Date of stay: September 2015
6  Thank TropicalBirdGirl
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Brainard Lake has good population of Brook Trout if you enjoy fishing. Also some wonderful trails to hike with unbelievable scenery. BUT the real attraction at Brainard Lake is the Moose! I've seen as many as twelve very large bull moose at Brainard Lake in...More

Date of stay: August 2015
2  Thank moosedancer
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We have tent camped all over colorado and this campground is by far the most beautiful place we have stayed. There are 8 walk-in sites that are full by 9am so come early. The vault toilets were clean and the campground is neat and quiet....More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank worldtraveler795
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Brainard Lake Campground Hotel Ward
United States > Colorado > Ward
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Brainard Lake Campground Hotel Ward
United States > Colorado > Ward
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Pool & Beach (1)
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15 January 2019|
Response from HeatherColoradogirl | Reviewed this property |
I have heard from locals families that stay close, I'm a local too, but I do not camp locally, but they seem to shop for camp grounds around now, so I would call and check with Park services for sure. Never hurts to go to... More
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"This area is great for day trips (and is arguably most famous for its convenient access to trails into..."
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