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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, saugeye, bluegill, yellow perch and wiper at Trinidad Lake in Colorado.

Trinidad Lake, CO

Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains as you go boating and fishing on Trinidad Lake. Well stocked with trout, this is an 800-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, where you can be very confident about catching fish. In addition to trout, bass, walleye, crappie, catfish, perch and hybrid striped bass call this fishery home.

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Trinidad Lake, located in southern Colorado near the town of Trinidad, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful angling experience. The lake offers excellent fishing opportunities and is home to a variety of fish species. Anglers can expect to catch species such as rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, walleye, catfish, and crappie. With its diverse fish population and well-stocked waters, Trinidad Lake provides ample opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy a successful day on the water.

Trinidad Lake, with its excellent fishing, boating opportunities, and scenic camping options, offers a complete outdoor getaway for nature lovers. Whether you're an angler seeking to cast a line, a boating enthusiast looking to explore the lake's beauty, or a camper eager to spend a night under the stars, Trinidad Lake in Colorado provides a serene and picturesque setting to indulge in your favorite outdoor activities while enjoying the tranquility of nature.

Much of the 15 miles of shoreline can be traversed for fishing from the bank. Ice fishing in winter can be excellent for trout, good for walleye, perch and crappie. A public boat launch ramp and camping at the lake make this a great destination for a camping, boating fishing getaway. Most amenities are at or nearby the lake. The lake is a popular fishing tournament venue.

Primary fish species residing in Trinidad Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Saugeye Rainbow Trout Brown trout Bluegill Yellow Perch Hybrid Stripers

Trinidad Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating on Trinidad Lake is a popular activity, allowing visitors to explore the expansive lake and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. The lake permits both motorized and non-motorized watercraft, making it suitable for a variety of boating experiences. Whether you have a powerboat, kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, Trinidad Lake offers ample space to cruise, fish, and enjoy water sports. Boat ramps are available for convenient access to the water, ensuring a hassle-free boating experience for all.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Trinidad Lake Boat Launch Ramp
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock, and paved parking. It is located in the northeast corner of the lake.

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Camping at Trinidad Lake State Park offers the opportunity to fully immerse oneself in the natural beauty of the area and extend the outdoor adventure. The state park features several campgrounds with various amenities, including tent and RV sites, picnic areas, fire pits, and restroom facilities. Campers can wake up to stunning lake views, explore the surrounding trails, and enjoy activities such as bird watching and wildlife spotting. Whether you prefer a secluded site or a more developed camping area with electricity and water hookups, Trinidad Lake State Park provides options to suit different camping preferences.

Closest Campgrounds & RV Parks

Carpios Ridge Campground - 719 846-7990

South Shore Campground - 303 297-1192

Trinidad Lake State Park Campground - 719 846-6951

Tower 64 Motel & RV Park - 719 846-3307

Trinidad Lake CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Trinidad Lake
Trinidad Lake State Park
32610 Colorado 12
Trinidad, CO 81082
719 846-6951


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Trinidad Lake in CO

Fishing for trout, bass, walleye, crappie and perch in southeast CO.

Trinidad Lake, in Colorado.