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
NO WATER in the off season, but the pit toilet is open - Deep snow can close the individual campsites between December and March. PACK IN PACK OUT.
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.
$17/Night for single unit - Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
12 sites / $17.00 - overnight
Concessionaire opens Memorial Day - Concessionaire closes Labor Day
June to September
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.
Call 719-657-3321 for real time weather or other 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.
Trout fishing in streams and Beaver Creek reservoir
Flies, lures \& bait where allowed
Rainbow \& Brook trout stocked
Lake and Pond Fishing
Beaver Creek reservoir
Kokanee salmon, Rainbow \& Brown trout
flies, lures and bait where allowed
concrete boat ramp
#812-Cross Creek trail and Big Tree trail south of campground takes you to the largest tree in the Rio Grande NF - 66" diameter
Horse Riding & Camping
Trail #812 - this trails are also used by motorcycles \& ATVs. No grazing available, guest is responsible to bring certified weed free hay or pelletized feed. You may use portable panels or electric fence to corral horses outside the campground.
Big Game Hunting
Open during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations. Unit 80