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Lodgepole Campground

Capacity: 350 People
Elevation: 9,900 Feet (3086.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 35
Reservation Status: Not Accepted



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General Description

Lodgepole Campground is located approximately 21 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. This campground consists of 35 individual family campsites. The campsites each include a table, fire grate, and parking spur. Drinking water, garbage collection and vault toilets are provided on site. The nearest public telephone is in Jefferson, about miles from the campground. The nearest fire and emergency services are also located in Jefferson. Recreation opportunities include fishing and hiking.

Directions from Fairplay: Lodgepole Campground is located approximately 21 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors can reach this campground by taking State Highway 285 north out of Fairplay 17 miles to the town of Jefferson. Then drive west on County Road 35 for approximately 2 miles to Forest Developed Road (FDR) 37. Travel northwest on FDR 37 for approximately 2 miles to the campground.

Directions from Jefferson: Travel northwest 2 miles on County Road 35 to County Road 37. Travel north on 37 2.4 miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unite campsite Call for Current Fee The campsites each include a t



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Chris Sullivan (Centennial, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Very crowded. Good for families, bad for any large groups who want to be loud and party.
Conditions: Campsites were small and right next to each other, but well maintained.
Water Availability: Water pumps had good drinking water.

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Big campground. Tight density, crowded, crammed in.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Jefferson Lake
No
ICON Family Camping Lodgepole Family Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Lodgepole Family Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Lodgepole Family Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Lodgepole Family Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Lodgepole Campground
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Canoeing Jefferson Lake
No
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
Yes



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Jefferson - Travel south on County Road 37 2.4 miles to County Road 35. Drive 2 miles southeast on County Road 35 to Highway 56.

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Jefferson - Travel south on County Road 37 2.4 miles to County Road 35. Drive 2 miles southeast on County Road 35 to Highway 56.



Related Activities
Aspen Campground - The Aspen Campground consists of 12 family campsites each with a table, fire grate, and parking spur. Recreation opportunities include fishing in Jefferson Lake and hiking the Colorado Trail.

Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground - The Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground consists of 4 sites. Each site includes a table and a fire grate. Hiking and fishing are popular activities for visitors to this site.



More Information

Visitor Information:

South Park Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 219 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-2031

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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