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Vaughn Lake Campground

Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Remarks: Service include: picnic tables, fire grates, restroom, trash collection. Administered by concessionaire (RMRC, Inc.).
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Vaughn Lake Campground
Copyright: USDA Forest Service
Vaughn Lake Campground
Vaughn Lake Campground is a small campground in the Dunckley Pass area, 31 miles northwest of Yampa. It is along Forest Development Road 16, a portion of the Flat Tops Trail Scenic and Historic Byway. The campground sits adjacent to Vaughn Lake.

Facilities:

Services are limited at this campground. Drinking water is NOT available. It does have trash collection, a restroom, picnic tables and fire grates. The campground has 6 sites and a maximum spur length of 22 ft.

Directions from Yampa: 31 miles total: Travel W/NW on Routt County Rd 17 approximately 5 miles to County Road 132/FH16; turn left and travel about 26 miles to Vaughn Lake Campground. County Road 132 becomes FH16.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late June through Mid-November (NOTE: Seasons may vary depending on weather and snow depth. Fee charged. No drinking water available. Trash service may be limited after October 1.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Administered by concessionaire



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailer Camping The maximum campsite spur length at Vaughn Lake is 22 ft.
Yes
ICON Camping Vaughn Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Vaughn Lake
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Trails north and south of the campground lead into both wilderness and non-wilderness areas.
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting surrounding area
No
ICON Viewing Scenery Flat Tops Trail Scenic and Historic Byway, and surrounding area.
Yes



Nearby Services

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit d N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO. Proceed N/NW on CH 131 approx. 25 miles to Steamboat Springs, CO.) Directions: 52 miles total: Travel E/NE on FH 16 and County Road 25 to Hwy. 131 in Oak Creek, then north on Hwy. 131 to Steamboat Springs.

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit d N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO. Proceed N/NW on CH 131 approx. 25 miles to Steamboat Springs, CO.) Directions: 52 miles total: Travel E/NE on FH 16 and County Road 25 to Hwy 131 in Oak Creek, then north on Hwy 131 to Steamboat Springs.

Gas Station: Various (Private - Profit d N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO.) Directions: 27 miles total: Travel E/NE on FH 16 and County Road 25 to Oak Creek.

Groceries: Various (Private - Profit d N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO.) Directions: 27 miles total: Travel E/NE on FH 16 and County Road 25 to Oak Creek.

Nearest Pay Phone: Various (Private - Profit d N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO.) Directions: 27 miles total: Travel E/NE on FH 16 and County Road 25 to Oak Creek.



Related Activities
Baldy Trail - The Baldy Trail is located near Pyramid, in the Flat Tops west of Yampa. It leads from Forest Highway 16, southeast past Baldy Mountain and Pyramid Peak to intersect with trail the Black Mountain Creek Trail #1117.

Cyclone Park Trail - The Cyclone Park Trail is located west of Yampa, in the Pyramid/Ripple Creek Pass area. It leads from Forest Highway 16, northwest toward Cyclone Park and the Beaver Creek drainage.

East Fork Trail - The East Fork Trail is located in the Flat Tops, west of Yampa. It leads from Stillwater Reservoir to Forest Highway 16 near Pyramid. This trail intersects several other trails along its route.

Pagoda Trail - Pagoda Trail begins west of Ripple Creek Pass. It offers motorcycle/ATV access to Snell Creek, Pagoda Lake and Pagoda Peak. It can be followed to Forest Road 230 or linked to the Snell Creek trail.

Pagoda-Snell Creek Loop Trail - This motorized trail loop links County/Forest Road 8 (near Ripple Creek Pass), the Pagoda Peak Trail and the Snell Creek Trail.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Yampa Ranger District, 300 Roselawn Ave., P.O. Box 7 , Yampa, CO, 80483, Phone: 970-638-4516, Fax: 970-638-4635

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