St. Charles Campground, Lake Isabel, CO

We’ve been wanting to go camping one last time this year but things keep coming up and we haven’t been able to go. So last week, instead of going camping, we took a drive to¬†investigate some of the campgrounds we haven’t been to yet and¬†to see some fall foliage.
Lots of pretty leaves in the San Isabel Forest, Colorado.

Lots of pretty leaves in the San Isabel Forest, Colorado.

We wanted to check out St. Charles at Lake Isabel and Alvarado, near Westcliffe. We were unable to actually FIND Alvarado, tho!

St. Charles was really nice. We’ll definitely go there next year.

The entrance to St. Charles Campground near Lake Isabel, CO

The entrance to St. Charles Campground near Lake Isabel, CO

St. Charles campground, Lake Isabel, CO

St. Charles campground, Lake Isabel, CO

There was no one there when we went, which was the last week it was open this season.

There are 15 sites, most situated on a little stream, The St. Charles Creek.

Some of the campsites at St. Charles Campground, Colorado

Some of the campsites at St. Charles Campground, Colorado

The campsites are more secluded from each other than some other campgrounds, but you would still be able to see your neighbor. The sites also seemed pretty large compared to some of the other places we’ve been.

The creek was pretty low last week, not sure if it’s higher in the summer. But there were plenty of fish. It’s a pretty small stream, and tight in spots so fishing might be a challenge. There’s also a big lake, Lake Isabel, within walking distance.

The St. Charles Creek, Colorado

The St. Charles Creek, Colorado

The St. Charles Creek, Colorado

The St. Charles Creek, Colorado

Lake Isabel near St. Charles Creek and Campground, CO

Lake Isabel near St. Charles Creek and Campground, CO

Lake Isabel near St. Charles Creek and Campground, CO

Lake Isabel near St. Charles Creek and Campground, CO

More fall foliage near Lake Isabel, CO

More fall foliage near Lake Isabel, CO

Lake Isabel is near Bishop's Castle, which is a whole 'nother experience.

Lake Isabel is near Bishop's Castle, which is a whole 'nother experience.

Bishop's Castle near Lake Isabel, Colorado

Bishop's Castle near Lake Isabel, Colorado

Bishop's Castle near Lake Isabel, Colorado

Bishop's Castle near Lake Isabel, Colorado

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