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Tabor Campground

Capacity: 440 People
Elevation: 9,900 Feet (3086.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 44
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Tabor Campground
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Tabor Campground
Camping at Turquoise Lake is only allowed only in the campgrounds. Dispersed camping is prohibited around the lake. Most of the campsites are under the Biospheric's reservation system. Reserve your site well in advance, Turquoise Lake campgrounds fill up most weekends throughout the summer. Each campground has a manager to help you with your needs. If you have not paid your fees through the reservation system, they can be paid at the self-pay fee station located at the entrance of each campground. Campsites not reserved revert to first come, first serve. All campgrounds are equipped with drinking water, toilets, picnic tables and fire rings. Dump stations for RVs are available near Molly Brown and Printer Boy Campgrounds.

Directions from Leadville: From the traffic light on Harrison Avenue drive north to Lake County Road 38 (Mountain View Drive). Make a left on to 38 and drive until you reach a 'T' in the road. Turn right at the 'T'. Follow this road until you reach a large parking area. Turn left here and cross a set of railroad tracks. This road will bring you to Turquoise Lake Road (County Road 9). Turn right on 9 and follow it approximately 2 miles to Father Dyer Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through September (NOTE: Opening and closing dates vary due to weather conditions.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Per Night. All campgrounds ar

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
ICON Boat Launching Turquoise Lake - Tabor Boat Ramp, Matchless Boat Ramp
ICON Boating Turquoise Lake
ICON Tent Camping Tabor Campground
ICON RV Camping Tabor Campground
ICON Trailer Camping Tabor Campground
ICON Camping Tabor Campground
ICON Fishing Turquoise Lake
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Bear Lake Road, Hagerman Pass Road, St. Kevin Gulch
ICON Hiking & Walking Turquoise Lake Trail, Colorado Trail, Timberline Lake Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Colorado Trail, Hagerman Pass, St. Kevin Road, Bear Lake Road, Timberline Lake Trail
ICON Big Game Hunting Holy Cross Wilderness Area
ICON Animal Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
ICON Mushroom Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
ICON Plant Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
ICON Wildflower Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
ICON Mountain Biking Dam Flats Loop; St. Kevin, Turquoise Lake Loop; Sugarloaf Mountain
ICON Motorcycle Riding Hagerman Pass, Sugarloaf Mountain Road, Bear Lake Road, St. Kevin Road
ICON Canoeing Turquoise Lake

Related Activities
Baby Doe Campground - Baby Doe Campground is one of 8 campgrounds surrounding Turquoise Lake. It has 50 reservable sites with a maximum trailer size for the campground of 32'.

Bear Lake Trailhead - The trail that uses the Bear Lake Trailhead is the Colorado Trail in segment 9, Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake. From this landmark the Colorado Trail leads southwest toward the Timberline Lake Trailhead.

Belle Of Colorado Campground - Belle of Colorado Campground is one of 8 campgrounds surrounding Turquoise Lake. Tent sites only are available at this campground.

Colorado Midland-Hagerman Pass Trail - This is a moderately easy loop in the Hagerman Pass area. This is a great walk for those with an interest in railroad and western history.

Colorado Trail (Turquoise Lake to Halfmoon Creek) - This section of the Colorado Trail is known as #10. It begins west of Turquoise Lake and ends 11.5 miles later in the Halfmoon Creek drainage.

ColoradoTrail (Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake) - This segment of the Colorado Trail leads users through lodgepole, spruce-fir and aspen forests. It consists of moderately difficult terrain.

Father Dyer Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. The Father Dyer Campground has the capacity to house trailers up to 32'.

Lady of the Lake Picnic Ground - Lady of the Lake Picnic Ground is located on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake six miles west of Leadville. Access to the lake as well as recreation opportunities in the surrounding terrain make this a popular site.

Native Trail - This trail exists within the Mount Massive Wilderness Area. Hikers or horseback riders may use a number of different trail routes that vary in difficulty and/or length.

Tabor Boat Launch - On the shores of Turquoise Lake are two paved boat ramps. Tabor Boat Ramp is located on the northeastern shore of the lake.

Timberline Trail - This trail accesses Timberline Lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness. This is open to foot traffic only.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Leadville Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 2015 North Poplar , Leadville, CO, 80461, Phone: 719-486-0749, Fax: 719-486-0928


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