Echo Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

An interpretive sign posted at the entrance to the campground, with picnic tables and benches.

Situated at the base of Mount Evans along Highway 103 in spruce forest. There are 17 sites available, 10 are suitable for RV camping and 7 are more suitable for tents. Facilities provided include restrooms and water. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. Some first come, first serve sites may be available. Sites may be available on a first come first served basis outside the reservation season. There are no electric/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Firewood is for sale at the campground. The City and County of Denver Mountain Park, Echo Lake, and Echo Lake Lodge are located adjacent to the campground. Activities in the area include hiking in the Mount Evans Wilderness Area, fishing, scenic drives, and wildlife viewing. Several trails leave directly from the campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: www.recreation.gov/camping/Echo_Lake_Co/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70033&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
Fees $17
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: A single site may hold up to five people. Tents must fit on the pads provided. RVs, trailers or other vehicles must fit on the parking spur because driving or parking off road is not permitted. The parking length ranges from 20 to 55 feet.  Dogs must be on leash.
Closest Towns: Idaho Springs or Bergen Park, CO
Water: hand water pump/spigot
Restroom: vault toilet
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Clear Creek Ranger District, 101 Highway 103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 Phone 303-567-3000; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: I-70 westbound, Idaho Springs exit #240 - Hwy 103. Go south 14 miles to the intersection of Hwy 103 and Hwy 5 (Mt Evans Road). Turn right on Hwy 5 then turn left to enter the campground.

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Campground Camping

Situated at the base of Mt Evans along Highway 103 in spruce forest. There are 18 sites available, 11 are suitable for RV camping and 7 are more suitable for tents. Facilities provided include restrooms, and water. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. Some first come, first serve sites may be available. Sites may be available on a first come first served basis outside the reservation season. There are no electric/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground. Firewood is for sale at the campground. The City and County of Denver Mountain Park, Echo Lake and Echo Lake Lodge are located adjacent to the campground. Activities in the area include hiking in the Mount Evans Wilderness Area, fishing, scenic drives and wildlife viewing. Several trails leave directly from the campground.
Reservation InfoCampsites are reservable from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Reservations can be made by calling toll-free 1-877-444-6777, or via the Internet at http://recreation.gov. There is a fee of $9 in addition to the campsite fee(s). Reservations must be made a minimum of four days prior to your arrival, and can be made up to 180 days in advance. Credit cards are accepted. Some campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 2 night min stay on weekends, 3 night min stay on holidays.
Fire InformationCampfires are allowed in the fire ring provided, dead and down wood may be gathered from the forest if available. Wood may also be purchased from the hosts.
No. of Sites18
Difficulty Level: Easy

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