Wood is available for purchase at the Visitor Center at a cost of $5 for 10 pieces. After hours, wood can be purchased at the self-pay station using cash.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive species, we ask that guests purchase firewood on site.
Wellington Lake is subject to all Fire Restrictions put in place by Jefferson County. In a stage 1 fire ban, campfires are still allowed as this is a designated recreation area. In stage 2 fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited.
In stage 2 fire restrictions, many campers bring propane fire pits, which are allowed.
*In the event of a Red Flag Warning Weather Alert, we reserve the right to restrict campfires on the property.
Every campsite, and all day use areas have a fire ring which can be used for campfires or grilling food. However, the fire rings do not have metal grates. You may be able to borrow from the office, but we recommend bringing your own.
Charcoal grills are typically allowed. However, in a stage 2 fire ban, charcoal is not permitted. Propane grills are always allowed.
Even in a stage 2 fire ban, propane equipment is still allowed. This includes: propane campfires, propane grills, and propane camp stoves.
Fuel tanks are not available for purchase at the lake.
Each campsite, and most day use areas, have a metal fire ring. Fires are only permitted in provided rings. Please do not construct new rings. Rings do not have metal racks; you may be able to borrow one at the Visitor Center, but we recommend bringing one if you plan on cooking over the fire.
Upon check-out, fires must be completely extinguished and cold to the touch. Fire rings should only have ash inside, all trash must be disposed of in the bear proof dumpsters.
In Colorado’s dry climate, there is always a risk of forest fire, so please exercise extreme caution in all circumstances.
*Fires must be extinguished entirely and cold to the touch whenever they are not being actively monitored, including when you check out of your campsite. Failure to property extinguish your fire will result in a fine.
Our day use areas are perfect for a leisurely day at the lake and a fun picnic. All day use areas have picnic tables, but shade can be limited. You may want to consider bringing along a portable, screened in shade structure to protect from the sun and flies. Bear proof trash and recycling dumpsters are available at the lake.