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Day Trip Destination: Lake Pueblo State Park

Lake_PuebloWanting to get out of town and have some fun on a budget? Just a short drive from town is Lake Pueblo State Park. Lake Pueblo State Park has three different camping areas with over 400 campsites that have covered picnic tables and fire pits, campground officials want people to note that you should bring in firewood or buy some, do not cut down the 200 year old Junipers which are some of the only trees in the area. There is a $7 parking fee or $16/night camping fee which includes laundry facilities, bathrooms, showers, dump stations, electrical outlets, visitor centers and playgrounds. Pets are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash. There are beaches and docks that are great for swimming, boating and of course fishing.  Jet Ski rentals are available for water sport enthusiasts as well as an inclined hiking trail for a great cardio workout. This is a popular site so if you want to camp, get a reservation early. Otherwise pack a lunch, grab the fishing poles and take a cruise down to the dam for a little rest and relaxation by the river. Depending on your appetite for fish, you may just want to set up the folding chair, cast your line out, and wait for the edibles to kick in while you listen to the sounds of the running water and feel the warmth of the rising sun on your skin.  If you’re not into fishing, you can bring the kids down to play. Children forget how fun it is to get away from the TV. Take a walk by the water and get your feet wet, remind them how fun it can be to explore nature. Find out how many times you can skip a rock across the surface of the water, or how to pick the best rocks for skipping.  If you’re looking for something to do around Pueblo go check out Lake Pueblo State Park.

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