Pueblo Lake is located 110 miles S of Denver.
Map of Pueblo Lake
There is a $7 fee to get into Lake Pueblo State Park. There are at least 2 boat ramps on the lake as well as a marina. There is also a place to rent kayaks. Pueblo Lake is a large lake surrounded by desert like terrain and grasslands full of prarie dogs. Pueblo State Park and Pueblo Lake are great places to find fossils. When the water is low on the lake you can see millions of years of history in the layers of rocks around most of the lake.
The lake has some interesting mesa's as well as mountain backdrops. The lake has a unique appearance compared to most other lakes in Colorado. This lake gets a good deal of traffic in the summer but since it is large, you won't feel crowded. Pueblo lake is also one of the very few lakes in Colorado that does not freeze in the winter and is boatable all year.
Warnings, Tips, & Other Details
Pueblo Lake is a good sized lake and if the winds are forecasted to be over 15 MPH then you probably don't want to be out there in a canoe or kayak. The South end of the lake has a lot of submerged trees so if you're not familiar with the lake you will want to go very slow on the south end and pay good attention.