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Devil's Head Campground

Capacity: 220 People
Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2743.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 22
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

The Devil's Head Campground consist of 21 individual family campsites. The campsites each include a table, fire ring and parking spur. Campground facilities include drinking water two vault toilets. The nearest public telephone is located at the entrance to the Rampart Range Road, eight and a half miles north on the Rampart Range Road. The nearest fire and emergency services are located five miles to the east of the intersection of Rampart Range Road and Highway 67 at west Douglas Fire Station No. 1.

Devils Head fire lookout trailhead is located in the picnic ground adjacent to the campground. The trail to the lookout attracts approximately 20,000 visitors a year. The predominate recreational activity on the Rampart is off-highway vehicle use. There are several trailheads, one leading out of the campground which provide access to over 100 miles of motorized trails. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, rock and mineral hounding, hunting, fishing, horse back riding, photography and rock climbing.

Directions from Sedalia: Devils Head Campground can be reached by traveling approximately ten miles west of Sedalia on Highway 67 to the Rampart Range Road. Turn left (south) on the Rampart Range Road for approximately eight and one-half miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through Early September .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Services include drinking wate

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Michael Walker (Castle Rock, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Devil's Head Campground is located off Rampart Range Road. The campsites were exceptionally large. Your allowed up to 8 individuals per campsite and there is plenty of room for any number of tents. The northern set of sites, 1-11 have a number of georgous large rock formations.... perfect for children that like to climb. All campsites have a sufficient number of trees to provide shade from the afternoon sun. I would highly recommend to anyone. Current cost is $14 per campsite with up to 2 cars. Additional cars are $5 each.
Conditions: Access to the campground is via Rampart Range Road. This road closes 1 December and reopens in the spring when conditions permit. This year the road opend in Early May.
Water Availability: Water is normally available in the campground. However, this visit they were having maintenance problems with the pump. Nearest available water was 4 miles. We had our own water so it wasn't a problem.

Time of Day: 10 am till 2 pm
Length of Time: 80 min. up and 45 min down
Difficulty: Hard
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: wet and spotty snow drifts. it was in the 60's. nice change

Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: great hiking trail and senational views

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Devil's Head Campground
ICON Tent Camping Devil's Head Campground
ICON Trailer Camping Devil's Head Campground - trailers under 16' only
ICON Camping Devil's Head Campground
ICON Fishing South Platte River
ICON Hiking & Walking Devil's Head Trail
ICON Plant Identification Devil's Head Campground
ICON Bird Identification Devil's Head Campground
ICON Motorcycle Riding Rampart Range Motorcycle Area
ICON Picnicking Devil's Head Picnic Ground, Cabin Ridge Picnic Ground, Topaz Point Picnic Ground
ICON Scenic Driving Rampart Range Road

Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for provit) Directions: entrance to the Rampart Range Road - 8.5 miles north on the Rampart Range Road.

nearest fire and emergency services: West Douglas Fire Station No. 1 (non-profit) Directions: Located five miles to the east of the intersection of Rampart Range Road and Highway 67 at west Douglas Fire Station No. 1.

Related Activities
Cabin Ridge Motorized Trail - Cabin Ridge Trail is 4 miles long one way and rated easy by the Forest Service. It is heavily used by hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists and ATV riders.

More Information

Visitor Information:

South Platte Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 19316 Goddard Ranch Ct. , Morrison, CO, 80465, Phone: 303-275-5610


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