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Purgatoire (Potato Patch) Campground
San Isabel National Forest – Maxwell & Cuatro Peaks area
Purgatoire Campground

Purgatoire Campground is also known as Potato Patch Campground from the old
days. It is tucked away in the forest, just beyond the edge of the North Lake State
Wildlife Area. While the area is best known for its’ plentiful and colorful wildflowers,
there is also excellent fishing here in the North Fork of the Purgatoire River.
The campground has been improved and is maintained by a private concessionaire and
is a fee area. The parking lot at the south terminus of the North Fork Trail is

Directions: Just south of North Lake on State Highway 12 there is a dirt
road leading west for 4 miles to Purgatoire Campground. The road is well signed.