Silver Thread Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

West of Creede on highway 149

The campground elevation is 9,500 feet.  This single loop campground has 10 sites, 6 gravel pull throughs and 4 dead end gravel spurs.  There is a beautiful waterfall within a few hundred feet that you can hike to easily from the south end of the campground.

The campground, just off State Highway 149, is well suited for overnight stays with many level pull-throughs.  But, fishing in South Clear Creek, nearby trails and the beauty of the area may cause longer stays.  Aspen provides shade for some of the campground while spruce trees soften the surrounding hillsides. Be sure to take the short trail to view South Clear Creek Falls. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

This facility is located adjacent to Highway 149 for easy access to through travelers on the Silverthread Scenic Byway. It is located approximately ½ way between Creede, Colorado and Lake City Colorado. The campground, just off State Highway 149, is well suited for overnight stays with many level pull-throughs.   Aspen provides shade for some of the campground while spruce trees soften the surrounding hillsides. Be sure to take the short trail to view South Clear Creek Falls.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open until snow physically  closes access. No water or trash service before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.
Operational Hours: Normally open year around but may be physically impassable due to deep snow in December through April
Reservations: None taken.
Rentals & Guides: Usually a CAMPGROUND HOST resides in site 10 from Memorial Day until Labor Day to help guide and advise campers.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $18/Night for single unit, $36/Night for double unit. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 10 campsites, including some double sites, near North Clear Creek. Double sites can accomodate up to 2 RVs/ 16 people
Open Season: May - November
Usage: Light
Best Season: June through September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: 14 Day Camping Limit Must have a Colorado Fishing License to fish in nearby creeks and lakes.
Closest Towns: Creede, Colorado
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: 1 Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions. CALL 719-657-3321 or 719-658-2556 for real time information on weather and conditions.

General Information

Directions:

DIRECTIONS:  From Creede, Colorado, take State Highway 149 south (toward Lake City) 23 miles to the campground sign.  Turn right at sign into campground.

 If coming from Lake City, take the same State Highway 149  south over Slumgullion Pass and Spring Creek Pass  for 29 miles and turn left at the campground sign. 


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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

10 sites

RV Camping

A few sites can accommodate up to a 40 ft. unit.


Fishing

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Amenities

Camping trailer
Toilets
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  45 foot camper parking slots and pull throughs
  Latitude : 
37.82918
  Longitude : 
-107.15764
  Elevation : 
9400 - 9500