Cross Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

12 sites located on both side of Cross Creek just above the Beaver Reservoir inlet.  Fishing in nearby Beaver Reservoir and Beaver Creek. Hiking or ATV riding up Cross Creek Trail. Cross Creek Campground is in the Beaver Creek drainage southwest of the town of South Fork. Fishing sites include Beaver Creek and Beaver Reservoir (1/4 mile north). Cross Creek Trail 512 has the biggest Douglas fir tree in the Rio Grande National Forest. The facilities include 12 sites with tables and fireplaces (firewood is not provided), vault type toilet, trash cans, ample parking for cars, but turn around and parking space for trailers is limited. There is an RV waste station next to the Rainbow Grocery at intersection of US Rt. 160 and State Rt. 149 in South Fork, CO - no fee. Beaver Creek Reservoir is 300 acres - no wake boating.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: NO WATER or bathroom - Open unless winter  weather closes access. PACK IN PACK OUT.
Operational Hours: This campground is really open year around as the main access road is plowed in the winter.  Deep snow can sometimes physically close the individual campsites between December and March.  No water is availabe here in the off season, but the pit toilet is open.  From Memorial Day to Labor Day a concessionaire manages the campground and trucks in potable water, sets up trash service.
Reservations: None taken
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $17/Night for single unit - Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 12 sites / $17.00 - overnight
Open Season: Concessionaire opens Memorial Day - Concessionaire closes Labor Day
Usage: Light
Best Season: June to September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: On Beaver Creek Reservoir, boats allowed, no wakes, motors OK, concrete boat ramp.  Must have a Colorado Fishing License to fish the reservoir or creeks.  ATV use on the Cross Creek Trail is limited to registered (with Colorado State Parks) machines 50 inches wide or less.  UTV's are not allowed on the trail, must stay on the roads system.
Closest Towns: South Fork, Colorado
Restroom: 2 Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Call 719-657-3321 for real time weather or other information.

General Information

Directions: In South Fork, CO, at intersection of Hwy 149 and US 160, take US 160 west 1.4 miles to Beaver Creek Rd. sign (Forest Rd. 20). Turn left onto Beaver Creek Rd. and go 6.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: Forest Rd. 20 becomes gravel after 4 miles.

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12 sites
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites8 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Amenities

Camping trailer
Toilets
Picnic tables
Tent camping
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  some are 40 feet long, Most just 30 feet
  Latitude : 
37.580645
  Longitude : 
-106.650622
  Elevation : 
8800 - 8800