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Beaver Creek Campground

Elevation: 8,360 Feet (2606.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Reservation Remarks: 20 CAMP SITES. FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED. Sites 13 and 14 are for a two car group of RV and share a table and fireplace.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

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The facilities include 20 sites with tables and fireplaces, vault type toilets, centralized refuse bin and a developed drinking water system with hand pumps (in season) and ample turn around and parking space for trailers. Sites 13 and 14 are for a two car group and share one table and fireplace. the site is suitable for a large RV.

Attractions in the area include fishing in Beaver Creek and Beaver Reservoir and hiking on Tewksberry Trail 842.

Directions from South Fork, Colorado: Travel one mile south on U.S. Highway 160 to Forest Road 360. Take FR 360 south for 4.5 miles to lower beaver creek campground entrance.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Campground alternates staying open after Labor Day until November 15, for Fall color viewing and big game hunting. Reduced Services. Campground may close earlier due to deep snow.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Water, trash collection, and v

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed until Memorial Day Weekend then open from Memorial Day through October 1st. Fee area! Host! Updated: 2000-05-18 16:38:00.0

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Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: Right next to the road; full of Texans; creek wormed-out

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Maximum length 35 feet. Sites 13 and 14 is suitable for a large RV.
ICON Tent Camping Tables and fireplaces
ICON Camping Upper Beaver Creek and Highway Springs campgrounds nearby.
ICON Cold Water Fishing Beaver Creek and Beaver Creek Reservoir are two miles south.
ICON Hiking & Walking Tewksberry Trail 842
ICON Picnicking Tables, fireplaces, toilets, trash bin, drinking water (in season)

Nearby Services

Gas Station: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 5.5 MILES TO SOUTH FORK, COLORADO.

Groceries: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 5.5 MILES TO SOUTHFORK, COLORADO.

Nearest Pay Phone: LOCAL (Private - Profit) Directions: 4.5 miles northeast to South Fork, 11 miles southwest along U.S. Highway 160

Restaurants: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 4.5 miles northeast to South Fork, 11 miles southwest along U.S. Highway 160

Related Activities
Beaver Creek Reservoir - All sizes of rainbow, brown, brook and native cutthroat trout as well as kokanee salmon tempt the fisherman. There is a paved boat ramp at the south end and the reservoir is suitable for rafts to small motor boats.

Highway Springs Campground - The south fork the Rio Grande provides fishing opportunities. There are 16 sites and no drinking water or firewood is provided.

Ride Thru The Rockies Scenic Byway - Within the Divide District of the Rio Grande National Forest, winds a specially designed car tour. This lengthy course, composed of inspiring scenery and captivating wildlife, creates an excellent modem for viewing elk and deer.

Tewksberry Creek Cross-country Ski Trail - This pleasant trail takes a gentle ascent over scenic Meadow pass between Cattle Mountain and Demijohn Peak.

Tewksberry Trail - Tewksberry Trail makes a gentle ascent over scenic Meadow Pass between Cattle Mountain and Demijohn Peak. This trail is not used excessively by hikers which gives the opportunity for solitude.

Upper Beaver Creek Campground - Upper Beaver Creek Campground is southwest of South Fork in the Beaver Creek drainage.13 campsites with tables and fireplaces.

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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