Summary

Chalk Lake features 19 reservable campsites perched at an elevation of 8743 ft. Campers visting this Colorado camping area today can expect light snow and wind gusts up to 6.96mph. High altitude campgrounds like this one can get very cold at night, even during the warm summer months. Remember to pack accordingly.

If you're headed out to Chalk Lake, remember to reserve your campsite early. Reserve your campsite.

Campers may find numerous amenities with toilets, clean potable drinking water, and a comfy place to pitch a tent. The surrounding area also offers outdoor enthusiasts the simple pleasure of being outside.
Toilets

Yes

Dump

No

Reservations

Yes

Showers

No

Drinking-Water

Yes

Hookups

No


Outdoor Recreation

Nearby outdoor recreational opportunities
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Iron City 15 9,928 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
North Fork Reservoir 9 11,459 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Monarch Park 37 10,478 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
White Star 66 9,256 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Lakeview - Twin Lakes 27 9,511 ft
Dexter 24 9,271 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Collegiate Peaks 56 9,837 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Ski Cooper 1" 19° 1.33"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 44" 14° 1.16"
Copper Mountain Resort 37" 22° 1.75"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 37" 22° 1.75"
River Run Streamflow Length Class

Area Hydrology

Streamflow and water data for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
Piney River Below Piney Lake
USGS 09058500
2 cfs 3.1 ft
North Crestone Creek Near Crestone
USGS 08227500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
Roaring Fork River Ab Difficult C Nr Aspen
USGS 09073300
6 cfs 0.8 ft
Fryingpan River Near Thomasville
USGS 09078600
24 cfs 1.7 ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
73 cfs 3.3 ft
Cottonwood Creek Near Crestone
USGS 08229500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
North Fork Fryingpan River Near Norrie
USGS 09078500
21 cfs 2.7 ft
Fryingpan River Near Ruedi
USGS 09080400
45 cfs 1.0 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Aspen
USGS 09073400
16 cfs 0.6 ft
East Fork Eagle River Near Climax
USGS 09061600
0 cfs 0.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
11" 4"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
17.97" 0.17"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
4" 0"
la garita 5.6 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-11
1.31" 0.36"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
34" 2"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
0.4" 0.14"
crestone 5.3 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-66
0.21" 0.02"
vail 2.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-19
23.25" 0.91"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
16.5" 1.2"
del norte,co
SNOTEL DLNC2
0.98" 0.29"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
21.15" -0.03"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
30" 2"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
156" 126"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
49" -1"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 1"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
37" 1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
36" 0"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
15.71" 0.03"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
24.7" 0.08"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
37" 0"
alamosa 2ssw
SNOTEL ASWC2
0.15" -0.08"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
42" 5"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
43" 1"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
37" 0"
dillon,co
SNOTEL DLLC2
11.95" 0.04"
saguache 0.4 e, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-59
0.64" 0.2"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
38" 1"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
30" 0"
buena vista,co
SNOTEL BNVC2
1.07" 0.16"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
32" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
23" 0"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
28" 2"
San Antonio Sink
SNOTEL 1172
23" 0"
Upper San Juan
SNOTEL 840
58" 2"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
28" 1"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
18.8" 0.78"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
25" 1"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
44" 3"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
42" 1"
steamboat springs 0.7 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-53
23.34" -0.25"
bonanza 6.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-61
1.01" 0.61"
nathrop 3.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-19
0.79" 0.24"
y motel
SNOTEL E33
9.9" -0.07"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.91" 1.86"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
19.04" 0.68"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
35" 3"
alamosa 1.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-AM-31
0.07" -0.1"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
27" 1"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
42" 2"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
52" 6"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
37" 0"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
39" 2"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
19.41" 0.1"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
37" 0"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
25" 0"
Chamita
SNOTEL 394
23" 0"
wolcott 2.3 n, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-8
17.22" 0.2"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
25.72" 0.82"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
7.84" 0.58"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
53" 2"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
12" 1"
nathrop 1.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-54
0.7" 0.23"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
24" 2"
crestone,co
SNOTEL CSTC2
0.28" 0.1"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
17" 1"
Cumbres Trestle
SNOTEL 431
50" 0"
del norte 3.3 e, co
SNOTEL CO-RG-16
0.99" 0.3"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
49" 4"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
2.21" 0.5"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
42" 2"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
3.63" 1.82"