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Ivy Creek Campground

Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Remarks: No fee. 1 developed site, 5 undeveloped sites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

This facility has one developed site with a table and fire ring, and 3 undeveloped sites. There is a vault type toilet designed for the handicapped, but it is not wheelchair accessible. There is a foot bridge that goes across Ivy Creek to the developed camp unit. Parking space is ample. No firewood, drinking water or refuse receptacles are provided.

This campground is considered to be remote and is usually not heavily used, yet it is very attractive with trees and open grassland. The road into the campground is rough for trailers. The campground is really more suitable for tents and popup camping trailers, as there are no developed spurs or pull-throughs.

This is also the site of the Ivy Creek Trailhead and Bulletin Board. Here you will find district maps, Weminuche Wilderness maps and information and trail registration forms.

Directions from Creede: Travel southwest on Colorado Highway 149 for 6 miles, to the intersection of Colorado Highway 149 and Forest Road #523 (Middle Creek Road), then south on Middle Creek Road #523 for approximately 4 miles, to the intersection of Road #523 and Lime Creek Road #528. Stay to the left at the "Y" intersection and follow the Lime Creek Road #528 for approximately 3 miles to the intersection of Road #528 and Red Mountain Creek Road #526. Continue south on the Red Mountain Creek Road #526 for approximately 3 miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Opening dependent on snow conditions. Open from 10/1 to 11/15 for Fall colors, snow permitting.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Pack out your trash. No garba

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-05-09 10:48:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Rough road to campground
ICON Tent Camping Campground more suitable for tents and popup camping trailers.
ICON Camping Ivy Creek Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Ivy Creek and Red Mountain Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Ivy Creek Trailhead

Nearby Services

Gas Station: CONOCO GAS STATION (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES TO CREEDE.

Groceries: VARIOUS BUSINESSES (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES TO CREEDE.

Hotel/Motel: SNOWSHOE MOTEL (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES TO CREEDE.

Miscellaneous: VARIOUS LOCAL BUSINESSES (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES TO CREEDE.

Emergency: DOCTOR (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES TO CREEDE

Related Activities
Crooked Creek Campground - Usually has a vacancy when other upriver campgrounds are full.Located very close to Forest Road 520, with heavy traffic.

Ivy Creek Trail - The Ivy Creek trail provides the shortest, quickest routs to Goose Lake from the Rio Grande Drainage. From Ivy Creek Campground, hikers should plan a very full day of exercise to get to Goose Lake.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Divide Ranger Station, 13308 West US Highway 160, P.O. Box 40 , Del Norte, CO, 81132, Phone: 719-657-3321, TTY: 719-657-6038


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