Kick-off your spring activities with a camping trip to Lathrop State Park. Camping will open on Thursday, March 15, on a walk-in basis. Camping reservations are accepted for May 11 through Sept. 15. For these dates, you can make reservations for your favorite campsite by going online to www.parks.state.co.us, or calling 1-800-678-2267 or, within the Denver Metro area, calling (303) 470-1144.
Lathrop State Park, Colorado’s first State Park, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012, and will have special celebration activities on June 9, exactly 50 years from the date of its original dedication. Lathrop State Park lies on a high plains grassland dotted with pinon and juniper and the majestic beauty of the Spanish Peaks. Lathrop is a popular place to enjoy summer boating, fishing, swimming, camping and hiking.