This high altitude campground (9,600 feet) is a single loop tucked into a grove of spruce trees adjoining an open grassy meadow. Many of the mature spruce trees within the campground have been killed by the Spruce Bark Beetle and were all removed during the spring of 2015. Today the campground is way more open and sunny with open views of Fox Mountain. The two Tucker Ponds are across the road from the entrance to the campground and offer a good family fishing experience. The 2 Tucker Ponds are about 10 acres each. Rainbow trout (stocked) are usually plentiful and fishermen can also fish in Pass Creek by hiking west of the campground. Pass Creek can be fished with artificial flies and lures only and all cutthroat trout must be released immediately back into the creek (Rio Grande Cutthroat recovery area). For hiking adventures, going on south of the campground you can drive forest road 390 to Campo Molino and then take forest road 388 to the Bonito Pass trail which takes you to the Continental Divide Trail.
At a Glance
Open mid June through Labor day.
OPEN FROM MID JUNE THROUGH THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND. CLOSED AND GATED DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
Directions: In South Fork, CO, Hwy 160 west 13.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Rd. 390 (gravel) and go 2.7 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground.NOTE: Forest Rd. 390 is single-lane with turnouts.