Lathrop State Park

Colorado’s first state park, Lathrop State Park is 1,594 acres of recreational enjoyment nestled in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado.

The park’s two lakes offer a variety of boating and angling opportunities for all types of water recreation. Martin Lake offers water skiing, power and sail boating. Because Martin is a warm-water lake, it makes it great for swimmers. Horseshoe Lake is a peaceful haven for canoeists, kayakers, sailors and other boaters at wakeless speeds. Catfish, bass, walleye, trout and blue gill thrive in both lakes. Horseshoe Lake is known for its large tiger muskies.

Camping opportunities

Camping opportunities abound at Lathrop. Lathrop’s two campgrounds have 103 sites that can accommodate motor homes, trailers and tents, and offer either a basic or improved camping experience. Improved Sites provide 50 or 30 amp electricity at the site, but do not provide water or sewer hookups. Piñon Campground is ideal for large camping units. Click here for campsite prices.

Winter camping will be available in Piñon Campground Loop B throughout the winter months. See pictures of Lathrop's individual campsites when making reservations online.

Contact Lathrop State Park

Contact Lathrop State Park

70 County Road 502
Walsenburg, Colorado  81089
Phone: (719) 738-2376
Fax: (719) 738-2388


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Huerfano County, Colorado