Summit Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Summit Lake Campground is located on Buffalo Pass. It provides 9 back-in campsites and 6 walk-in tent sites. Each site has a table and a fire grate, and vault toilets and trash service is offered. Day Use is also obtainable in two parking lots provided for the visitor to use while fishing or picnicking. Only hand powered watercraft are permitted on Summit Lake, with no boat ramp available. This campground provides great opportunities for mountain biking, dirt biking and ATVing, horseback riding, fishing and hiking. It is located near the boundary of Mount Zirkel Wilderness which offers numerous backcountry opportunities.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: All sites "first-come, first-served".
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $10/Night for single unit $5/Day Use Fee.  All sites first-come first-served. 
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Steamboat Springs, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Directions from Steamboat Springs: Travel 2 miles north of Steamboat Springs on Routt County Road 36 (Strawberry Park Road), then 13 miles northeast on Routt County Road 38 (Buffalo Pass Road). Campground is at the summit.

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Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites15 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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