Lathrop State Park

Colorado's First State Park!

Lathrop State Park is 1,594 acres of outdoor recreation activities with a beautiful view of the Spanish Peaks.

Water Recreation

The park’s two lakes offer a variety of boating and angling opportunities for all types of water recreation. Martin Lake is a warm-water lake which makes it great for swimmers and offers water skiing, power and sail boating. Horseshoe Lake is a peaceful haven for canoeists, kayakers, sailors and other boaters at wakeless speeds.

Great Fishing

Catfish, bass, walleye, trout and blue gill thrive in both lakes. Horseshoe Lake is known for its large tiger muskies.

Camping opportunities

Lathrop’s two campgrounds have 103 sites that can accommodate motor homes, trailers and tents, and offer either a basic or improved camping experience. Winter camping will be available in Pi​​​ñ​on Campground Loop B throughout the winter months.

Golfing at Lathrop

Lathrop is also the only Colorado State Park with a golf course: the 9-hole Walsenburg ​Golf Course​. Call (719) 738-2730​ for information.​

Archery Range

An Archery Practice Range is located on Hwy 160 West of the main entrance to Lathrop. This is a no fee area for archery practice only.

Horse Trail

A Horse Trail and parking area is located on the west side of Horseshoe Lake. A pass is required to enter the park and horses must stay in approved parking areas and trails.