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CAMPGROUND NAME: Alvarado

VISIT DATE: 08/13/1999

UPDATE DATE: 2/9/2012

STATE: Colorado

REGION: Rocky Mountain

RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Westcliffe

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From Westcliffe, CO, take State Rt. 69 south 3 miles to
campground sign.  Turn right and go 1.8 miles to stop sign. 
Continue straight through stop sign and go 2.8 miles to another
stop sign (RD 141).  Turn left onto RD 141 and go 2.1 miles to
campground.

NOTE: RD 141 becomes dirt after 0.4 miles.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 9,000 ft.

The campground weaves up the side of a mountain among 
Ponderosa, Aspen, Lodgepole and Gamble oak.   The campground 
has three areas.  Area 3 is dedicated to equestrian campers, 
although non-equestrian campers may use a site if not occupied.  
Area 3 has no horse facilities, it does have sites large enough for 
portable corrals and the campground's only pull-thru campsites.  
Areas 1 and 2 have walk-in tent campsites but most sites will 
accommodate both tent and recreation vehicle camping.  Some 
camping sites have fantastic view of valley below.  It is convenient 
to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.  The Alpine Lodge is located 
in the campground providing a restaurant and lounge.  Firewood 
is available for a fee.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 27 through October 18 - weather dependent

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $18 per day 
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 8
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 42
   
   Total Sites: 50

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes
Equestrian Camping:  Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 46
No. Grilles on Sites: 46

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 2
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45'

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt and gravel.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6
  No. Threaded: 0

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Venable Trail (foot & horse) - 5 miles loop
Comanche Lake (foot & horse - 5.1 miles loop
    Both trails provide access to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
Rainbow Trails (foot, horse, bike & ATV) - 80 miles
     Provides access to a vast network of forest trail

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Angel of Shavano VISIT DATE: 08/07/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Poncha Springs RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Poncha Springs, CO, take US Rt. 50 west 6.1 miles to N. Fork S. Arkansas River sign (County Rt. 240). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 240 and go 3.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: After 2.7 miles, County Rt. 240 becomes dirt. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground, at the base of Shavano Mountain, is a tight single loop near the North Fork of the South Arkansas River. Some sites are adjacent to the river among a mixture of conifers, Aspen and grassy open fields. The campground name comes from an image of an angel that appears during the winter from the snow collecting on the mountainsides. Firewood is available for a fee. Possible day trips from the campground are Salida, Poncha Springs and a hike to Angel Falls (starting a quarter mile above the campground). For high-clearance vehicles, continue further up County Rt. 240 to North Fork Lake and basin above (about 11,200 ft.), which is convenient to Tabeguache trailhead. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 18 through September 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 32' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and the pull-throughs are small. An RV waste station, with potable water and fee, is located at Heart of the Rockies RV and Tent Campground (private) between mile markers 211 and 212 on US Rt. 50. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Colorado Trail (foot) - 471 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Baby Doe VISIT DATE: 08/24/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/11/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Leadville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Leadville, CO, at north end of town off US Rt. 24, turn west at National Recreation Area Turquoise Lake sign (at Safeway - no street sign). Go 2.8 miles to a "T" intersection and Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign (CO RD 9). Turn right at sign onto CO RD 9 and go 0.5 miles to another Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign. Turn left, across railroad tracks, and go 0.5 miles to stop sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.9 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground, one of seven in the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area, is composed of two loops among mature Lodgepole pines on a hillside above Turquoise Reservoir. One loop has sites that overlook the lake. There is no understory for privacy. Firewood is available for a fee. Leadville, CO, at 10,200 ft., is a historic gold and silver mining town - fun for the whole family to visit and explore. The town is thought to be the highest incorporated town in the U.S. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18/$19/$20 per day depending on site Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 49 Total Sites: 49 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 49 No. Grilles on Sites: 49 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. There are grey water disposal facilities at the bathrooms. The waste station is available for a fee at the Printer Boy Group campground about 0.4 miles north of stop sign. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The only wheelchair friendly toilet is located at the campground entrance. NOTE: Flush toilets are scheduled to be replaced by vaults toilets in 2013. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Turquoise Lake is 1,788 acres. The boat ramp fee is available for a fee. HIKING Turquoise Lake Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 12.5 miles Turquoise Lake Nature Trail (foot - loop) - 1.2 miles FISHING Mackinaw and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bear Lake VISIT DATE: 09/25/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/9/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Veta RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From La Veta, CO, take State Rt. 12 south 14.2 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 422). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 422 (dirt) and go 5.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 10,500 ft. The campground is a single loop on the eastern slopes of Sangre de Cristo. Most of the campground is open with a few young Aspen and spruce scattered throughout. A small creek runs through the campground with a few sites along its banks. Privacy is minimal. State Rt. 12 is the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway. The drive from La Veta to Trinidad, CO is gorgeous with lots of vistas and beautiful Fall colors (from the Aspens) of yellow, lime green and some orange/reds. Pick up an interpretive pamphlet at any nearby tourist office, store, etc. A pleasant excursion just off Rt. 12 is the "woodsy" town of Cuchara. Enjoy a little shopping, lunch, beverage and a cook's night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 27 through October 12 - weather dependent. NOTE: No water after first freeze. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Bear Lake is 10 acres. HIKING Indian Trail (foot, horse, mountain & dirt bikes) - 15 miles FISHING Hybrid Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Belle of Colorado VISIT DATE: 08/24/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/11/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Leadville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Leadville, CO, at north end of town off US Rt. 24, turn west at National Recreation Area Turquoise Lake sign (at Safeway - no street sign). Go 2.8 miles to a "T" intersection and Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign (CO RD 9). Turn right at sign onto CO RD 9 and go 0.5 miles to another Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign. Turn left across railroad tracks, and go 0.5 miles to stop sign. Turn right at stop sign and go 0.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left and go another 0.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. This is a "tents only" campground and is one of seven in the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area. The sites, in a stand of Lodgepole pine, are scattered across a hillside adjacent to the Turquoise Reservoir with many sites on its shore. Firewood is available for a fee. Leadville, CO, at 10,200 ft., is a historic gold and silver mining town - fun for the whole family to visit and explore. It is thought to be the highest incorporated town in the U.S. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 19 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Turquoise Reservoir is 1,788 acres. The boat ramp is available for a fee. HIKING Turquoise Lake Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 12.5 miles Turquoise Lake Nature Trail (foot - loop) - 1.2 miles FISHING Mackinaw and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Blue Lake VISIT DATE: 09/25/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/8/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Veta RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From La Veta, CO, take State Rt. 12 south 14.2 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 422). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 422 (dirt) and go 4 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 10,700 ft. The campground is a short walk from Blue Lake, located on the eastern slopes of Sangre de Cristo Grant and is composed of two loops. One loop is larger and more open. The second loop is very small in a stand of mature spruce and fir trees. This loop also has the only wheelchair friendly vault. The campground is convenient to the North Fork Trailhead. The sound of a Blue Lake feeder creek can be heard throughout most of the campground. State Rt. 12 is the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway. The drive from La Veta to Trinidad, CO is gorgeous with lots of vistas and beautiful Fall colors (from the Aspens) of yellow, lime green and some orange/reds. Pick up an interpretive pamphlet at any nearby tourist office, store, etc. A pleasant excursion just off Rt. 12 is the "woodsy" town of Cuchara. Enjoy a little shopping, lunch, beverage and a cook's night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through October 12 - weather dependent. No water after first freeze. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Blue Lake is 3 acres. HIKING - No Comments: There are several unmaintained trails leading to Blue Lake and convenient to the North Fork Trailhead. FISHING Hybrid Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cascade VISIT DATE: 08/06/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Nathrop RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Nathrop, CO, at intersection of US Rt. 285 and County Rt. 162, take Rt. 162 west 9.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,000 ft. The campground, a single loop, is located in the Chalk Creek Canyon and is heavily wooded with Douglas fir and Aspen. Much of the canyon is composed of Kaolinite, a white substance created from percolating hot springs. Two nice day trips are to the historic ghost town of St. Almo (15 miles further up the canyon) and a commercial hot springs spa visible on the way to the campground on County Rt. 162. The canyon and the views from the campground are very picturesque. Chalk Creek is across the road from campground. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 11 through September 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brook and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Chalk Lake VISIT DATE: 08/11/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Nathrop RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Nathrop, CO, at intersection of US Rt. 285 and County Rt. 162, take Rt. 162 west 8.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,700 ft. The campground is located in Chalk Canyon among Ponderosa pine. It is a single loop with most sites positioned along Chalk Creek. The campground is a short walk from Chalk Lake and Agnes Vaille Falls is nearby. Much of the canyon is composed of Kaolinite, a white substance created from percolating hot springs. Two nice day trips are to the historic ghost town of St. Almo (15 miles further up the canyon) and a commercial hot springs spa visible on the way to the campground on County Rt. 162. The canyon and the views from the campground are very picturesque. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 18 through September 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 52' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Chalk Lake is 2 acres. HIKING Agnes Vaille Falls Trail #1433 (foot) - 0.75 miles FISHING Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Collegiate Peaks VISIT DATE: 08/10/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Buena Vista RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Buena Vista, CO, at intersection of US Rt. 24 and County Rt. 306, take Rt. 306 west 11.2 miles to campground symbol. Turn left at next road into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,800 ft. The campground, located in a grove of Lodgepole pine and Aspen, stretches along the Middle Cottonwood Creek with some sites adjacent to the creek. The campground is convenient to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness with its excellent fishing lakes and challenging hikes. Commercial hot springs in the area offer a different day trip experience. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 11 through September 30 NOTE: Services reduce first week and last two weeks. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 54 Total Sites: 54 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 54 No. Grilles on Sites: 54 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and rock. There is waste station at the Snowy Peaks RV Park (private), located 0.8 miles north of Buena Vista on US Rt. 24 - fee $5 which includes potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Brook, Brown, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cottonwood Lake VISIT DATE: 08/10/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Buena Vista RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Buena Vista, CO, at intersection of US Rt. 24 and County Rt. 306, take Rt. 306 west 7 miles to County Rt. 344 sign. Turn left onto Rt. 344 (dirt and washboard) and go 3.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,500 ft. The campground is located in a grove of young Aspen about one mile from the 43-acre Cottonwood Lake - no power boats. A few camping sites have a limited view of the lake. South Cottonwood Creek, just across the road from campground, offers good trout fishing. All the sites have good vistas of surrounding mountains. Most of the sites are widely spaced, and combined with the Aspen, provide good privacy. Commercial hot springs in the area offer a different day trip experience. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 18 through September 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There is waste station at the Snowy Peaks RV Park (private), located 0.8 miles north of Buena Vista on US Rt. 24 - fee $5 which includes potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: The 43-acre Cottonwood Lake is one mile from campground - no power boats. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Davenport VISIT DATE: 08/16/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/9/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Colorado City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Colorado City, CO, take State Rt. 165 west 18.2 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 382). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 382 (dirt, single-lane with turnouts) and go 1.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,500 ft. This tent only campground stretches along Squirrel Creek among spruce and Aspen replicates its 1930s character. Although a grass understory, widely spaced sites provide a spacious feeling and privacy. The Squirrel Creek Trail was built as a roadway by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The nearby Bishop's Castle, an ongoing private re-creation of a medieval castle, is an interesting day trip. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through October 18 NOTE: No water available in 2012; contact ranger district office for status RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 29' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Squirrel Creek Trail #1384 (foot, horse, mountain bike & dirt bike) - 4.5 miles Second Mace Trail #1322 (foot, horse, mountain bike & dirt bike) - 7 miles FISHING Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dexter Point VISIT DATE: 08/23/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/11/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Twin Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Twin Lakes, CO, take State Rt. 82 east 3.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.6 miles to campground. NOTE: Last 0.4 miles is dirt. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground, one of five in the Twin Lakes Recreation Area, is basically a gravel parking lot (side-by-side parking). The tables and grilles are scattered along the Twin Lakes Reservoir side (shore) of the campground. Access to the tables and grilles is a short walk-in. A boat ramp is adjacent to campground. Bank fishing is popular at the campground. There is no overstory (shade) or privacy at the campground. Twin Lakes, CO is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an interesting day trip and a good place for the cook's night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 72' Comments: Parking aprons (slots) are gravel. The waste station is available for a fee at White Star campground (Forest Service) 3.3 west miles of campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Twin Lakes Reservoir is 2,805 acres. Boat ramp is available for a fee. HIKING Continental Divide Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 11 miles Mt. Elbert Trail (foot) - 8.5 miles FISHING Mackinaw trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Elbert Creek VISIT DATE: 08/24/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/11/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Leadville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Leadville, CO, take US Rt. 24 south 2.1 miles to Halfmoon Campground/State Rt. 300 signs. Turn right onto Rt. 300 and go 0.8 miles to another campground sign. Turn left and go 1.3 miles to Halfmoon Drainage sign. Turn right at sign onto dirt and gravel road (single lane with turnouts) and go 6.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 10,100 ft. The campground, adjacent to Mt. Massive Wilderness, is composed of two loops along Halfmoon Creek in a dense stand of Lodgepole pine with some spruce trees. The sound of the creek can be heard throughout the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is a waste station available for a fee at south end of Leadville at intersection of US Rt. 24 and McWethy St. (Colorado Mtn. College sign) - no potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Mt. Elbert Trail (foot) - 8.5 miles Colorado Trail (foot) - 471 miles Mt. Massive Trail (foot) - 13 miles FISHING Brook trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Father Dyer VISIT DATE: 08/24/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Leadville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Leadville, CO, at north end of town off US Rt. 24, turn west at National Recreation Area Turquoise Lake sign (at Safeway - no street sign). Go 2.8 miles to a "T" intersection and Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign (CO RD 9). Turn right at sign onto CO RD 9 and go 0.5 miles to another Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign. Turn left across railroad tracks, and go 0.5 miles to stop sign. Turn right at stop sign and go 0.9 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles to road on the right. This is the entrance to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. The campground, one of seven in the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area, is a single loop among Lodgepole pine. Although not on Turquoise Lake, it can be reached via a "beater" trail from the campground. Leadville, CO, at 10,200 ft., is a historic gold and silver mining town - fun for the whole family to visit and explore. It is thought to be the highest incorporated town in the U.S. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. NOTE: The campground is very popular on the weekends - reservations are recommended. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There are grey water disposal facilities next to each bathroom. A RV waste station is available for a fee at the Printer Boy Group campground about 0.4 miles north of stop sign. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Turquoise Lake is 1,788 acres. A boat ramp is available for a fee. HIKING Turquoise Lake Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 12.5 miles Turquoise Lake Nature Trail (foot - loop) - 1.2 miles FISHING Mackinaw and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Halfmoon VISIT DATE: 08/24/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Leadville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Leadville, CO, take US Rt. 24 south 2.1 miles to Halfmoon Campground/State Rt. 300 signs. Turn right onto Rt. 300 and go 0.8 miles to another campground sign. Turn left and go 1.3 miles to Halfmoon Drainage sign. Turn right at sign onto dirt and gravel road (single lane with turnouts) and go 5.3 miles to Halfmoon section and another 0.1 miles to the Halfmoon West section. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. The campground has two sections - Halfmoon and Halfmoon West. The Halfmoon section has five camping sites along Halfmoon Creek among Lodgepole pines. The Halfmoon West section is composed of three loops meandering over a hillside also among Lodgepole pines. Most camping sites are well separated, so even though there is little understory, there is a feeling of privacy. The campground is convenient to Mt. Massive Wilderness and its network of hiking trails. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 41' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is a waste station available at south end of Leadville at intersection of US Rt. 24 and McWethy St. (Colorado Mtn. College sign) - fee $5, no potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hayden Creek VISIT DATE: 08/09/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Salida RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Salida, CO, take US Rt. 50 east 19 miles to Hayden Creek sign (County Rt. 6). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 6 and go 0.4 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 6, and go 4.8 miles to campground. NOTE: Only first 1.5 miles of County Rt. 6 are paved. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,000 ft. The campground, located near Hayden Creek, has a few camping sites on the creek among a pleasant mixture of Western or Rocky Mountain maple, Gambel oak, Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine. The 100-mile Rainbow Trail runs through the campground making it convenient to thru-hikers. The campground is also convenient to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 11 through September 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and the interior road is rough. There is RV waste station at Information Center in Salida at corner of 1st and Rainbow Blvd. (US Rt. 50) - no fee and potable water is available. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Rainbow Trail #1336 (foot & horse) - 100 miles FISHING Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Iron City VISIT DATE: 08/11/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Nathrop RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Nathrop, CO, at intersection of US Rt. 285 and County Rt. 162, take Rt. 162 west 17.8 miles to campground sign (County Rt. 292). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 292 and go 0.4 miles to campground. NOTE: County Rt. 162 becomes dirt after 10.4 miles. County Rt. 292 is dirt and rough. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. The campground stretches along County Rt. 292 among mixture of Aspen and Lodgepole pines. Several camping sites share parking aprons and the interior road is rough. The campground is convenient to the ghost town of St. Elmo and several other ghost towns. A stroll through the Iron City Cemetery located near site #14 adds to the experience. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 18 through September 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 26' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and the interior road is rough. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: La Vista VISIT DATE: 08/16/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/9/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Colorado City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Colorado City, CO, take State Rt. 165 west 12.2 miles to San Isabel Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign and go 1.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,600 ft. The campground, one of three in the San Isabel Recreation Area, is located on a bluff above San Isabel Reservoir among stands of Ponderosa pine and Aspen and wildflower dotted meadows. A few of the camping sites have a view of the reservoir. This campground is the only one in the San Isabel National Forest with electric hookups. The nearby Bishop's Castle, an ongoing private re- creation of a medieval castle, is an interesting day trip. The San Isabel Reservoir was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the late 1930s. Bear-proof food lockers are provided at tent-only campsites. The nearby community of San Isabel offers limited groceries, paddle and rowboat rentals and a small restaurant for a cook's night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through October 18 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day - RV $20 per day - tent Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 17 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 17 No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 54' Comments: Some parking aprons are paved, others are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: San Isabel Reservoir is 40 acres. HIKING Snow Slide Trail - 5 miles Cisneros Trail - 15 miles Both trails are foot, horse, mountain bike and dirt bike FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout in the reservoir and Brook trout in the St. Charles headwaters

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Creek VISIT DATE: 08/13/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/9/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Westcliffe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Westcliffe, CO, take State Rt. 69 north 12.2 miles to Lake Creek campground sign (County Rt. 198). Turn left onto Rt. 198 (dirt) and go 2.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right and go 0.1 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,300 ft. The campground stretches along Lake Creek among Aspen and Gambel oak. Low growing oak provide good privacy between camping sites. The campground is convenient to Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through October 18 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: The campground is convenient to the Rainbow Trailhead, 1.5 miles from campground. Trail is multi-use to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, then foot and horse. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lakeview VISIT DATE: 08/23/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Twin Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Twin Lakes, CO, take State Rt. 82 east 2.1 miles to campground sign (County Rt. 24). Turn left onto Rt. 24 and go 1 mile to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground, one of five in the Twin Lakes Recreation Area, is located high above Twin Lakes Reservoir in groves of Lodgepole and Ponderosa pines and Aspen. There are eight loops (A through H) meandering up the mountainside. Many camping sites enjoy spectacular views of the reservoir below and towering mountain peaks above. Although there is little understory, most sites are widely separated giving the feeling of seclusion. Twin Lakes, CO is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an interesting day trip and a good place for the cook's night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 68 Total Sites: 68 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 68 No. Grilles on Sites: 68 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. A RV waste station is available for a fee 1.6 miles west of campground at the White Star campground (Forest Service). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Twin Lakes Reservoir is 2,805 acres. Boat ramps are available at both Dexter and White Star campgrounds (Forest Service). HIKING Continental Divide Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 11 miles Mt. Elbert Trail (foot) - 8.5 miles FISHING Mackinaw trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: May Queen VISIT DATE: 08/22/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Leadville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Leadville, CO, at north end of town off US Rt. 24, turn west at National Recreation Area Turquoise Lake sign (at Safeway - no street sign). Go 2.8 miles to a "T" intersection and Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign (CO RD 9). Turn right at sign onto CO RD 9 and go 0.5 miles to another Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign. Turn left across railroad tracks, and go 0.5 miles to stop sign. Turn right at stop sign and go 7.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. The campground, one of seven in the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area, stretches along the western shore of Turquoise Reservoir and a feeder creek on a level, open field. It is the furthest campground in the Recreation Area from Leadville and enjoys the first rays of the morning sun and spectacular vistas of the Holy Cross and Massive Wildernesses. The campground is convenient to the Colorado Trailhead. All tent sites are walk-ins nestled among a nice mixture of conifers. Firewood is available for a fee. Leadville, CO, at 10,200 ft., is a historic gold and silver mining town - fun for the whole family to visit and explore. It is thought to be the highest incorporated town in the U.S. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 11 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Some pull-throughs can accommodate very large RVs. The waste station is available for a fee at the Printer Boy Group campground about 0.4 miles north of stop sign. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Turquoise Lake is 1,788 acres. The boat ramp is available for a fee. HIKING Turquoise Lake Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 12.5 miles Turquoise Lake Nature Trail (foot - loop) - 1.2 miles FISHING Mackinaw and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Molly Brown VISIT DATE: 08/20/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Leadville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Leadville, CO, at north end of town off US Rt. 24, turn west at National Recreation Area Turquoise Lake sign (at Safeway - no street sign). Go 2.8 miles to a "T" intersection and Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign (CO RD 9). Turn right at sign onto CO RD 9 and go 0.5 miles to another Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign. Turn left across railroad tracks, and go 0.5 miles to stop sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. The campground, one of seven in the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area, is composed of two loops (A and B) among Lodgepole pines. The sites are nicely separated with little understory. Loop B has some sites adjacent to Turquoise Reservoir and others overlook the lake. Leadville, CO, at 10,200 ft., is a historic gold and silver mining town - fun for the whole family to visit and explore. It is thought to be the highest incorporated town in the U.S. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. NOTE: Ninety-two percent of the camping sites are reserveable. The campground is very popular on the weekends - reservations are recommended. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18/$19/$19 per day depending on the site Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 48 Total Sites: 48 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 48 No. Grilles on Sites: 48 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 19' X 52' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Grey water disposal facilities are at most bathroom locations. A RV waste station is available for a fee at the Printer Boy Group campground about 0.4 miles north of stop sign. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Turquoise Lake is 1,788 acres. A boat ramp is available for a fee. HIKING Turquoise Lake Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 12.5 miles Turquoise Lake Nature Trail (foot - loop) - 1.2 miles FISHING Mackinaw and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Monarch Park VISIT DATE: 08/08/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Poncha Springs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Poncha Springs, CO, take US Rt. 50 west 16.9 miles to campground sign (County Rt. 231). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 231 (gravel) and go about a mile to the campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 10,500 ft. The campground is located below US Rt. 50 in a secluded valley, among spruce trees, adjacent to the Arkansas River. Some sites are along the river and several ponds provide nice fishing for the family. This is a picturesque campground with wildflower- dotted meadows and towering mountains, such as Taylor Mountain. A nice day trip is the nearby Monarch Crest Scenic Tram, which takes riders to a 12,012 ft. observation platform. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 8 through September 10 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 34 Total Sites: 36 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 36 No. Grilles on Sites: 36 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 8 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There is RV waste station at the Heart of the Rockies RV and Tent Campground (private) between mile markers 211 and 212 on US Rt. 50 - fee is $3 which includes potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. Showers available at the Heart of the Rockies RV and Tent Campground (private) between mile markers 211 and 212 on US Rt. 50 - fee $3. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: There are some unmarked, unmaintained loop trails in and near campground. FISHING Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mt. Princeton VISIT DATE: 08/11/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Nathrop RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Nathrop, CO, at intersection of US Rt. 285 and County Rt. 162, take Rt. 162 west 8.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,900 ft. The campground is a single loop along the Chalk Creek in Chalk Canyon among mature Ponderosa pine and young Douglas fir. Much of the canyon is composed of Kaolinite, a white substance created from percolating hot springs. Two nice day trips are to the historic ghost town of St. Almo (15 miles further up the canyon) and a commercial hot springs spa visible on the way to the campground on County Rt. 162. The canyon and the views from the campground are very picturesque. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 11 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brook and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: O'Haver Lake VISIT DATE: 08/09/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Salida NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Poncha Springs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Poncha Springs, CO, take US Rt. 285 south 4.5 miles to County Rt. 200 and Marshall Pass signs. Turn right at signs onto Rt. 200 (dirt) and go 2.3 miles to O'Haver Lake sign (County Rt. 202). Turn right onto Rt. 202 and go 1.3 miles to campground. NOTE: County Rt. 202 is steep, winding and rough in places. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground bounds O'Haver Lake on two sides with many camping sites on the lake or within sight of the lake. There is little understory and camping sites are huddled close together. The sites are shaded by young Aspen or Ponderosa pine. It is popular for family fishing. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through September 22 NOTE: Campground 2012 for reconstruction; contact ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 29 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: O'Haver Lake is 15 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout. There is a wheelchair friendly fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Oak Creek VISIT DATE: 08/13/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/9/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Canon City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Canon City, CO, at intersection of US Rt. 50 and State Rt. 115 (9th St.), take Rt. 115 south 1.2 miles to Elm Ave. (in front of Lakeside Cemetery). Turn right onto Elm Ave. and go 0.3 miles to Oak Creek Grade Rd. Turn left onto Oak Creek Grade Rd. and go 11.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground. NOTE: Oak Creek Grade Rd. becomes dirt and gravel after 2.6 miles. One part of it is steep and winding. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The campground stretches along a mountainside above Oak Creek in a stand of Ponderosa pine. Most sites are well separated providing privacy and five of the tent sites are walk-ins. The campground is convenient to several multi-use trails (no four-wheel drives or ATVs). SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 57' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and the interior road is rough. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ophir VISIT DATE: 09/16/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/9/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Colorado City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Colorado City, CO, take State Rt. 165 west 19.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto dirt roadway and go 0.1 miles to another campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,900 ft. The campground stretches along Ophir Creek and up a hillside among mature spruce, Aspen and wildflowers. Some camping sites are on the creek while others are walk-in tent sites on a hillside above the creek. Some of the walk-in tent sites are outstanding. The sounds of Ophir Creek can be heard throughout the campground. The nearby Bishop's Castle, an ongoing private re-creation of a medieval castle, is an interesting day trip. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through October 18 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 17 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14.5' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and grass. Camping sites 23 through 31 are on a dead-end spur and are all walk-in tent sites. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Parry Peak VISIT DATE: 08/23/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Twin Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Twin Lakes, CO, take State Rt. 82 west 2.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground, one of five in the Twin Lakes Recreation Area, is composed of two sections. One section is immediately off State Rt. 82 with large, spacious sites among Lodgepole pines but with little privacy between sites. Excellent for overnight campers. The second section is across a one-lane bridge over Lake Creek and down a dirt road 0.2 miles. Camping sites in this section are nestled among Aspen and mixed conifers with good understory for privacy. Twin Lakes, CO is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an interesting day trip and a good place for the cook's night out. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. A RV waste station is available for a fee 3.5 miles east at the White Star campground (Forest Service). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Twin Lakes Reservoir is 2,805 acres. Boat ramp is is available for a fee at White Star campground (Forest Service). HIKING Continental Divide Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 11 miles Mt. Elbert Trail (foot) - 8.5 miles FISHING Mackinaw trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Purgatoire VISIT DATE: 09/25/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/9/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: La Veta RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From La Veta, CO, take State Rt. 12 south 25.3 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 34). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 34 (gravel) and go 0.2 miles to "T" intersection. Turn right and go 4.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,800 ft. The campground is located at the headwaters of the Purgatoire River on the eastern slopes of Sangre de Cristo Grant. It is composed of two loops. One is in an open grass meadow with some sites permitting horses. The other loop is smaller and nicely wooded with Aspen and spruce. The campground was constructed by the Youth Conservation Corp in 1976. State Rt. 12 is the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway. The drive from La Veta to Trinidad, CO is gorgeous with lots of vistas and beautiful Fall colors (from the Aspens) of yellow, lime green and some orange/reds. Pick up an interpretive pamphlet at any nearby tourist office, store, etc. A pleasant excursion just off Rt. 12 is the "woodsy" town of Cuchara. Enjoy a little shopping, lunch, beverage and a cook's night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 27 through October 12 - weather dependent. No water after first freeze. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 41' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING North Fork Trail #1309 (foot & horse) - 12 miles FISHING Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Silver Dollar VISIT DATE: 08/22/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Leadville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Leadville, CO, at north end of town off US Rt. 24, turn west at National Recreation Area Turquoise Lake sign (at Safeway - no street sign). Go 2.8 miles to a "T" intersection and Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign (CO RD 9). Turn right at sign onto CO RD 9 and go 0.5 miles to another Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign. Turn left across railroad tracks, and go 0.5 miles to stop sign. Turn left at sign and go 1.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.7 miles to the campground's Loop B. Loop A is another 0.1 miles further. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. The campground, one of seven in the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area, is composed of two sections, Loops A and B, on top of two knolls. While both loops are heavily wooded with Lodgepole pines, the camping sites in Loop A are more widely spaced. Although the campground is not on Turquoise Reservoir, it can be reached using the short Lake Trail, an unofficial "beater" path. There is firewood available for a fee. Leadville, CO, at 10,200 ft., is a historic gold and silver mining town - fun for the whole family to visit and explore. It is thought to be the highest incorporated town in the U.S. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. NOTE: The campground is very popular on the weekends - reservations are recommended. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 42 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Grey water disposal facilities are available at the bathrooms. The RV waste station is available at entrance to Molly Brown campground, 0.7 miles north of campground. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Turquoise Lake is 1,788 acres. The boat ramp fee is available for a fee. HIKING Turquoise Lake Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 12.5 miles Turquoise Lake Nature Trail (foot - loop) - 1.2 miles FISHING Mackinaw and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: St. Charles VISIT DATE: 08/16/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/9/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: San Carlos NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Colorado City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Colorado City, CO, take State Rt. 165 west 12.2 miles to San Isabel Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign and go 1.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,800 ft. The campground, one of three in the San Isabel Recreation Area, meanders along the banks of the St. Charles headwaters and is near the San Isabel Reservoir. Most of the camping sites are near the river among mature Douglas fir and Aspen. The nearby Bishop's Castle, an ongoing private re-creation of a medieval castle, is an interesting day trip. The San Isabel Reservoir was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the late 1930s. Firewood is available for a fee. The nearby community of San Isabel offers limited groceries, paddle and rowboat rentals and a small restaurant for a cooks night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 16 through September 7 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: San Isabel Reservoir is 40 acres. HIKING Snow Slide Trail - 5 miles Cisneros Trail - 15 miles Both trails are foot, horse, mountain bike and dirt bike FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout in the reservoir and Brook trout in the St. Charles headwaters

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tabor VISIT DATE: 08/24/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Leadville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Leadville, CO, at north end of town off US Rt. 24, turn west at National Recreation Area Turquoise Lake sign (at Safeway - no street sign). Go 2.8 miles to a "T" intersection and Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign (CO RD 9). Turn right at sign onto CO RD 9 and go 0.5 miles to another Turquoise Lake Recreation Area sign. Turn left across railroad tracks, and go 0.5 miles to stop sign. Turn right at stop sign and go 1.5 miles to Tabor Boat Ramp sign. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to Boat Ramp symbol. Turn right at symbol and immediately left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. The campground, one of seven in the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area, is composed of two parking lots, overlooking Turquoise Reservoir, with designated sites for camping and day use. The lower parking lot is for RVs only. Some camping sites furthest from the lake have tables and grilles. The parking lot is ringed with Lodgepole pine and Aspen. This is a good location for boaters and anglers. There is firewood available for a fee. Leadville, CO, at 10,200 ft., is a historic gold and silver mining town - fun for the whole family to visit and explore. It is thought to be the highest incorporated town in the U.S. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 10 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 72' Comments: The parking lot is gravel and paved. A RV waste station is available for a fee at the Printer Boy Group campground about 0.4 miles north of stop sign. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Turquoise Lake is 1,788 acres. Boat ramp is available for a fee. HIKING Turquoise Lake Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 12.5 miles Turquoise Lake Nature Trail (foot - loop) - 1.2 miles FISHING Mackinaw and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Twin Peaks VISIT DATE: 08/23/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Twin Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Twin Lakes, CO, take State Rt. 82 west 3.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground, one of five in the Twin Lakes Recreation Area, is composed of two loops that stretch along a ridge next to and above Lake Creek and adjacent to State Rt. 82. Most of the camping sites are shaded by Aspen and Lodgepole pine. Only walk- in tent sites are next to the creek. Twin Lakes, CO is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an interesting day trip and a good place for the cook's night out. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 36 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 36 No. Grilles on Sites: 36 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. A RV waste station is available for a 4.3 miles east of campground at the White Star campground (Forest Service). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Twin Lakes Reservoir is 2,805 acres. The boat ramp is available for a fee at the White Star campground (Forest Service). HIKING Continental Divide Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 11 miles Mt. Elbert Trail (foot) - 8.5 miles FISHING Mackinaw trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: White Star VISIT DATE: 08/22/1999 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE: Colorado REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Leadville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Twin Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Twin Lakes, CO, take State Rt. 82 east 0.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign onto dirt road into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground, one of five in the Twin Lakes Recreation Area, is composed of three loops - Valley, Ridge and Sage. The Sage Loop is very open with little to no shade, long level parking aprons and closest to the Twin Lakes Reservoir. Ridge Loop is above the reservoir among mature Ponderosa pine. Some sites have a view of the reservoir with shorter parking aprons. The Valley Loop is a fragrant combination of sage understory and Ponderosa overstory with some very long parking aprons and no wheelchair friendly vault. Twin Lakes, CO is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an interesting day trip and a good place for the cook's night out. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 4; services reduced September 5 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Sage loop - $18 per day Valley and Ridge loops - $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 58 Total Sites: 65 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 65 No. Grilles on Sites: 65 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. The waste station fee is available for a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 Comments: Three of the water spigots are hand pumps. No wheelchair friendly toilet in the Valley Loop. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The Twin Lakes Reservoir is 2,805 acres. Boat ramp fee is available for a fee. HIKING Continental Divide Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 11 miles Mt. Elbert Trail (foot) - 8.5 miles FISHING Mackinaw trout




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