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Chapman Group Picnic Ground

Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2743.1 Meters)

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General Description

The scenic volleyball court at the Chapman Group Site
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The scenic volleyball court at the Chapman Group Site
Chapman Group Picnic Ground is located adjacent to the Fryingpan River. If you are an angler, the lower Fryingpan is classified as a gold medal water by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Chapman Dam is a small scenic reservoir located within the adjacent campground. The campground and picnic ground is located in a beautiful setting. It is at the base of a wide valley and is surrounded by, and filled with, lodgepole pine trees. It is located about 29 miles east of Basalt at an elevation of 8,800 ft.

Directions from Basalt: 29 miles east of Basalt, CO up the Frying Pan Rd, County Rd 104

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
group site day use area Call for Current Fee

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Chapman Reservoir, Fryingpan River
ICON Games & Play Ball field space and volleyball court. Must bring net for volleyball
ICON Group Picnicking
ICON Hiking & Walking There is an interpretive trail adjacent to the campground.
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Trail located between campground and group site.
ICON Canoeing Chapman Reservoir

Nearby Services

Groceries: regional chain (private - profit) Directions: 29 miles west to Basalt

Gas Station: several regional chains in Basalt (private - profit) Directions: 29 miles west to Basalt

Nearest Hospital: Aspen Valley Hospital (private - profit) Directions: 29 miles west to Basalt and 17 miles to Aspen on Hwy. 82. At the roundabout west of Aspen, turn right onto Castle Creek Road and follow 1/4 mile to hospital on right.

Showers: KOA campground in Basalt (private - profit) Directions: 29 miles west to Basalt and 2 miles northwest on Highway 82

Miscellaneous: Propane at KOA campground (private - profit) Directions: 29 miles west to Basalt and 2 miles northwest on Highway 82

Nearest Pay Phones: US WEST (private - profit) Directions: 6 miles west on County Rd 104 to Meredith

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Sopris Ranger District, 620 Main St, P.O. Box 309 , Carbondale, CO, 81623, Phone: 970-963-2266, Fax: 970-963-1012


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