Ozark Trail campsite near St. Johns Lake gets new name

A tent at the site of the Ozark trail campground in northern Colorado has been renamed.

According to the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, the Ozarks Trail site was originally known as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Site.

The new name was announced Monday by DPP Parks and Forestry spokeswoman Dana Hoehn.

Campers who live in the area will be able to use the site as a place to stay.

The Ozarks Trails website states that the campground is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but campers will have to leave by 6 p:30 p.M. to use it.

The site is on the edge of St. John Lake, which is about 50 miles south of Boulder.

The site is open for campers to use on all weather conditions, but is not recommended for outdoor activities, according to the DPP.

Campgrounds are a popular destination in the Ozar Mountains and a popular choice for camping and hiking.

Hoehn said the change was made after feedback from campers.

“The campground has always been a popular site for camp-goers to camp and hike, and our intention was to keep the tent at a location where people can camp and camp-stay,” Hoehns said.

“It was a compromise that we felt was best for the park.”

Hoehne said campers can use the campsite until April 11, 2019.

The name change is the latest in a string of changes for the OzARK site.

The park received its first outdoor recreation site in August 2019, and in December, a trail sign was installed.