Monument Lake Resort Campground

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4789 CO-12, Weston, CO, 81091

When you are looking for a weekend away or a vacation the whole family can enjoy, Monument Lake should be on your bucket list to visit. This high-altitude, pristine body of water is not only a favorite place for fishing among local avid anglers, but it is also a historic natural place in Colorado. Owned by the City of Trinidad, they leased the lake to the Monument Resort in 1937. This charming retreat is a destination hotspot for the outdoor adventurer and vacationer alike.

Monument Lake Resort features a 20-room lodge, 13 private cabins, numerous full& partial RV and tent camping sites, a brand new bathhouse, a full-service, newly renovated restaurant/ bar and lounge, a marina with boat dock and rentals, and a convenience store as well. Offering excellent services for our guests, Monument Lake Resort is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor recreation and relax with your family.


Whether you need a short getaway filled with great fishing or hiking, or you just want a place for some great camping, dining, and a little rest, Monument Lake Resort Colorado is an amazing getaway to enjoy the hidden natural beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Last Updated: 01/25/2022

RV Site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Full hookup 30 amps $34.00
No Hookup $22.00
Partial Hookup $28.00

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin $129.00
Cabin w/ kitchenette $139.00
Lodge $119.00
Tent Site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Tent camping $20.00

General Store

Community Showers

Water Hookups

Community Restrooms

Dump Station

Sewer Hookups

Pet Friendly

50 Amps

30 Amps




4789 CO-12, Weston, CO, 81091
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Ever wonder how Monument Lake gets its name? Well, the lake got its original name way back in the 1930s when a fifteen foot rock formation emerged from the center of the lake. While sadly this formation is not here today, the name lives on.  The rock formation is said to resemble two Indian chiefs. The legend is told that two Indian chiefs, desperate for water for their respective tribes, met here in peace and cried out at their lack of water. A lake formed at their feet and a volcano erupted simultaneously, enclosing the two chiefs in the rock formations at the center of the lake.


Monument Lake Resort is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, approximately 37 miles west of Trinidad, CO. The resort complex used to have a fish hatchery and a zoo! While unused now, the gorgeous old structures can be seen below the dam east of the lake. The fish hatchery was built in 1951 following the Great Depression to develope larger breeds of fish to help the economy.


The nearby town of Stonewall is a very historic and scenic one. It gets its name from the 250 feet tall sandstone structure that is impossible to miss. Back in the 1880s, this town was the site of a standoff between settlers and the government. Now, the town is full of spring waters that are said to be “enchanted”.


All of the structures at the resort are made of Adobe (aside from the Marina store). Vegetation consists of Ponderosa Pine, white fir, Douglas fir, aspen, juniper, native shrubs, and wildflowers. Geologically speaking, granite, sandstone, and limestone compose most of the rocks nearby. The property in its entirety is 368 acres.

Overall Rating: 5.0

Donna Roybal

We have always gotten together with all our family. We’ve having another family reunions next year and are wanting to get reservations!!! Please get back to me !