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Camping: Colorado > White River National Forest > Blanco Ranger District

Quick Facts

North Fork Campground

Capacity: 200 People
Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2493.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 40
Reservation Remarks: Reservations are required for the Group Site. Contact the Blanco Ranger District (970) 878-4039.
Reservation Status: First Come, First Served

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General Description

North Fork Campground is located 35 miles east of Meeker close to the North Fork of the White River, at an elevation of 8,000 feet. In addition to single sites, the campground has a group site for up to 50 people available by reservation only. Fishing is available in the North Fork. The Long Lost Trailhead is located 1 1/2 miles west which accesses the Long Park Trail #1809 and the Lost Park Trail #1805.

The North Fork Campground has 39 single unit campsites and 1 Group Site. Facilities include tables, fire grates, toilets and drinking water. Trash service is provided. A Group Picnic Area is available.

Directions from Meeker: Travel east on Highway 13 from Meeker for 1 mile, turning right onto County Road 8. Travel 34 miles on County Road 8 to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Mid-October (NOTE: The campground may be open beyond these dates with limited services.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Group Site: Closed

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open 5/21-11/11. Updated: 2004-08-17 06:51:00.0

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: hot and dry, no fishing near by go somwhere else

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping North Fork Campground
ICON Fishing North Fork White River across the road
ICON Hiking & Walking Long Park Trail #1809 and Lost Park Trail #1805. Both trails located 1 1/2 miles west.
ICON Hunting in the general area

Nearby Services

Groceries: small local store and 2 larger stores (Private - Profit ther west to Meeker) Directions: 13 miles west on County Rd 8 to small local store

Gas Station: Buford Store (Private - Profit) Directions: 13 miles west on County Rd 8 to Buford

Nearest Hospital: Pioneer Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 35 miles west on County Rd 8 to Meeker

Showers: Sleepy Cat Ranch (Private - Profit) Directions: 13 miles west on County Rd 8

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 13 miles west on County Rd 8 to Buford

Miscellaneous: Propane at Buford Store (Private - Profit) Directions: 13 miles west on County Rd 8 to Buford

Related Activities
Lily Pond Trail - This trail leads from Forest Road 8 to Lily Pond Park. It links to the Chinese Wall Trail or to Picket Pin Creek Trail which loops back to Trappers Lake Road.

Long Park Trail - The Long Park Trail connects the Deadhorse-Long Park Loop four-wheel drive road #230 and the North Fork Road, County Road 8; also it connects with Lost Park Road #293.

Long Park/Lost Creek General Forest Area - The Long Park/Lost Creek area offers access to four-wheel drive roads, hiking trails and hunting. It is located in the northern portion of the Blanco Ranger District, northeast of Buford.

Lost Park Trail - The Lost Creek Trail leads to Lost Park. The Lost Park Trail forks from there and links to the Salt Park Trail from which the South Fork of the Williams Fork and Salt Park are accessible.

Mirror Lake Trail - The Mirror Lake Trail leads from the Trappers Lake Road, up Mirror Creek to Shamrock Lake, then on to Mirror Lake. It intersects the Big Ridge Trail before reaching Mirror Lake.

North Fork Group Site - This campground offers access to cold water fishing, big game hunting, and hiking.

Pagoda-Snell Creek Loop Trail - This motorized trail loop links County/Forest Road 8 (near Ripple Creek Pass), the Pagoda Peak Trail and the Snell Creek Trail.

Papoose Trail - Papoose Creek Trail leads up Papoose Creek past several short waterfalls, to Papoose Basin. It then climbs onto the Flat Tops Plateau where it intersects the Oyster Lake Trail.

Ute Creek Trail - The trail leads up Ute Creek and eventually onto the Flat Tops Plateau. It intersects the Oyster Lake Trail just past Oyster Lake.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Blanco Ranger District, 317 E. Market , Meeker, CO, 81641, Phone: 970-878-4039, Fax: 970-878-5173

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