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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, wipers, bluegill, tiger muskies and northern pike at Lathrop State Park in Colorado.

Lathrop State Park Lake, CO

Two lakes make up the fishing opportunities at Lathrop State Park. Horseshoe Lake is a no-wake lake for non-motorized boats, and Martin Lake allows power boats for boating and water sports. These are considered warm water lakes and provide good bass fishing. Other species of fish in the lake include catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, wipers, sunfish, pike and muskies.

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Lathrop State Park in Colorado is home to two beautiful lakes, Horseshoe Lake and Martin Lake, offering fantastic fishing opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers. Horseshoe Lake is known for its abundant populations of warm-water fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shoreline or venture out on a boat to explore the lake's tranquil waters and find the perfect fishing spot. Martin Lake, on the other hand, is stocked with rainbow trout, providing a thrilling fishing experience for trout enthusiasts.

Horseshoe Lake and Martin Lake at Lathrop State Park offer a complete outdoor experience for fishing enthusiasts, boaters, and campers. With their diverse fish populations, tranquil boating opportunities, and scenic camping facilities, these lakes provide a picturesque setting to indulge in your favorite outdoor activities while surrounded by the natural beauty of Colorado. Whether you're seeking a thrilling fishing expedition, a relaxing day on the water, or a peaceful camping retreat, Lathrop State Park has everything you need for a memorable outdoor adventure.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Colorado

Fish Species in Lathrop State Park, CO

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Northern pike Tiger muskie

Lathrop State Park Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rentals: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Concessions: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NO

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Boating is a popular activity at Horseshoe Lake, as visitors can bring their own watercraft or rent boats from the park's marina. Boaters can cruise along the calm waters, soak in the beautiful mountain views, and enjoy a day of fishing or leisurely exploring. Martin Lake, however, does not allow motorized boats, ensuring a peaceful atmosphere for non-motorized watercraft such as canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Whether you're seeking an adrenaline-pumping fishing adventure or a tranquil boating experience, Lathrop State Park has options to suit every preference.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Horseshoe Lake North Boat Ramp (Non-motorized boats)
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock, and gravel parking. It is located in the northwest corner of the lake.

Horseshoe Lake South Boat Ramp (Non-motorized boats)
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited, gravel parking. It is located in the southeast corner of the lake.

Martin Lake South Boat Launch Ramp
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited, gravel parking. It is located in the southwest corner of the lake.

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Camping at Lathrop State Park offers a chance to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. The park provides several well-appointed campgrounds near Horseshoe Lake and Martin Lake, complete with amenities such as picnic areas, restrooms, and fire rings. Whether you prefer tent camping or RV camping, there are options available to accommodate various needs. Camping at Lathrop State Park allows visitors to wake up to breathtaking views, go on scenic hikes, and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. It's the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and create lasting memories with family and friends.

Closest Campgrounds & RV Parks

Pinon Campground - 719 738-2376

Yucca Campground - 719 738-2376

Dakota Campground - 719 738-9912

Lathrop State Park CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lathrop State Park
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
70 County Road 502
Walsenburg, CO, 81089
719 738-2376


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Catfish, walleye, bass and crappie fishing in south-central CO.

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