Baby Doe Campground is located in a shaded lodgepole pine forest, along the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake, at an elevation of 9,900 feet. Several popular campsites are close to the shoreline. Facilities include vault toilets, potable water, picnic tables, and fire rings. Firewood is available for sale at the camp host site.
This campground was named after Leadville's most prominent Silver King, Horace Tabor's second wife, Elizabeth McCourt, who's nickname was Baby Doe.
At a Glance
||Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet Hours: 10 pm to 6 am
||Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. 3 nights minimum on holiday weekends. Walk-ups are exempt from the nightly minimum.
||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
$20.00 fee per site for overnight camping except for the following campsites: #4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14. Fee is $22 at these sites. $6.00 for a third vehicle.
$6.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check, or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the SAME NIGHT.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
||Friday preceding Memorial Day - Tuesday following Labor Day
||The following restrictions apply to this campground:
- Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times.
- No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
- Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
- Camping is NOT ALLOWED behind a LOCKED GATE.
||Potable water is available through a pressurized water system. No filling RV tanks, please.
||Vault toilets are located throughout the campground.
||The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.
||Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Follow the signs from Leadville, Colorado to the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.