Lathrop State Park  

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official Colorado
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The state's first state park, Lathrop is 1,594 acres of recreational enjoyment.

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As you enter the park you'll pass a visitor center with some historical murals that shouldn't be missed. There are two lakes, Martin and Horseshoe. Martin Lake is surrounded by campgrounds and a nine-hole golf course. Martin Lake is a swimming area, boat launch and designated water skiing area.

Picnic sites are also available on the southwestern shore.

The eastern shore of Horseshoe Lake supports all facilities. The southern most facility is a boat ramp. (No wake boating is permitted on this lake.) Several fishing sites line the eastern shore two of them being piers. A second boat ramp lies on the northeastern shoreline of Horseshoe Lake.

Recreation at Lathrop State Park is water-based. The lakes support good fishing and are well-stocked with trout, catfish, bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, wipers and muskies. Between the two lakes visitors can participate in sailing, boating, windsurfing and water skiing. On the terrain surrounding the lake visitors can enjoy picnicking, camping, golf and hiking.

The park is located three miles west of Walsenburg on U.S. Highway 160.

To Contact the Park Write or Call:
Lathrop State Park
70 County Rd 502
Walsenburg, CO 81089
(719) 738-2376

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