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Yeoman Park Campground
At an elevation of 9,000 ft, Yeoman Park campground is located on the edge of a wetland meadow near Brush Creek and is partly within a mature spruce forest. There are beautiful views of Craig peak (11,902 ft).
Yeoman Park campground has 23 campsites with picnic tables, fire ring grills and 11 sites have tent platforms; 15 of the sites are within a forested area while the other 8 are in the open. Eighteen sites can accommodate RV's 15-30 feet long and 6 sites have room for vehicles longer than 30 ft. There are 3 vault toilets and drinking water is available at hydrants throughout the campground. Trash receptacles are also provided for garbage disposal.
Part of the Yeoman Park campground has been redesigned to accommodate Forest visitors with disabilities. Two campsites, one on either side of the accessible vault toilets in Loop A, are equipped with a modified picnic table and a low fire grill. There is also a fishing platform on Brush Creek near the park entrance.
WILDLIFE - As listed in the Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide, Yeoman Park is a good place to view an extensive beaver colony. There are many opportunities to watch small mammals such as tree and ground squirrels and to see birds of prey like the red-tailed hawk.
HISTORY - A visit to the historic mining town of Fulford is just a few miles up FDR 418.
Foundations of an old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp built in the 1930's can be seen in the meadow northwest of the campground.
TRAILS - The Yeoman Park Discovery trail (200 yards) is accessible to those who have disabilities. There are interpretive signs encouraging visitors to use their senses to experience the nature of Yeoman Park.
The Lake Charles trail #1899 (5.35 miles) begins near the Fulford Cave campground and goes into the Holy Cross Wilderness.
The Iron Edge Trail, #1873, (7.4 miles) is a horseback riding and hiking trail that leads to the Peter Estin ski hut and then goes on to Lake Charles.
FISHING - Brush Creek, running through the park, has both brook and rainbow trout.
SCENIC DRIVE - A drive up Hat Creek Road, FDR 416 (a rough 4-wheel drive road), goes to the top of a ridge where there is a panoramic view of Red Table Mountain to the southwest and beyond that the Maroon Bells near Aspen.
Directions from Eagle: Go southeast 10 miles on Brush Creek Road , County Road 307, then left on East Brush Creek Road, FDR 415. Travel 6 miles and turn right into the campground.
Directions from Vail: Travel west on I-70 to Eagle (exit #147). Turn left and drive into Eagle. Turn left on Capitol Street and follow to Brush Creek Road. Turn left and follow Brush Creek Road 10 miles south of Eagle. Turn left on East Brush Creek Road, FDR 415. Travel 6 miles and turn right into the campground.
Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel west on I-70 to Eagle (exit #147). Turn left and drive into Eagle. Turn left on Capitol Street and follow to Brush Creek Road. Turn left and follow Brush Creek Road 10 miles south of Eagle. Turn left on East Brush Creek Road, FDR 415. Travel 6 miles and turn right into the campground.
Normal Services Available:
June through October
(NOTE: Seasons vary depending on weather conditions.)