Park Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Sout west of South Fork on highway 160

This small campground, stretches along the banks of the South Fork of the Rio Grande River among mature spruce.  Many sites are adjacent to the river.  US Highway 160 is very close by so some traffic noise is common day and night. With heavy understory, the campground has the feel of spacious seclusion and is very cool and shady. 
This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

There is fishing nearby in the South Fork of the Rio Grande and Park Creek. Wolf Creek Pass is 9.5 miles west from the campground. The facilities include 13 newly remodeled gravel sites with tables and steel fireplace rings (firewood is not provided), 2 vault type toilets, a centralized refuse bin and a developed drinking water system with hand pumps (in season) and adequate turn around and parking space for trailers.  This is a great nightly stop over campground for travelers on US Highway 160. 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: GATED CLOSED for winter, 09/16/2013 through MAY 15, 2014.
Operational Hours: Open for 2014 camping from Memorial Day Weekend through the Labor Day Weekend.  Closed and Gated during the off season between September 16th in the fall, and May 15th in the spring.
Reservations: None Taken.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $17/Night for single unit, $34/Night for double unit Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 13 campsites, including some wider sites, which can accomodate larger RV's.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Best Season: June through August
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: Must have a Colorado fishing license to fish in the South Fork of the Rio Grande.
Closest Towns: South Fork, CO
Water: YES
Restroom: 2 Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions. Call 719-657-3321 for real time information.

General Information

Directions: In South Fork, CO, at intersection of State 149 and US 160, take Rd. 160 west 7.8 miles to Park Creek campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground.

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Camping trailer
Toilets
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Picnic tables
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  35 to 45 feet
  Latitude : 
37.590591
  Longitude : 
-106.730354
  Elevation : 
8500 - 8500