This campground is located in the Camp Hale National Historic Site about 15 miles south of Minturn, CO in a wide, flat, open valley sparsely forested by lodgepole pines. There are 21 campsites available. It is near the headwaters of the Eagle River with the East Fork River close by. The Colorado Trail crosses within walking distance and the gravel roads in the Camp Hale area provide easy walking and bike paths. Fishing is also available in numerous small streams nearby.
Camp Hale Memorial Campground sits at an elevation of 9, 200 feet, offering guests a wonderful setting for recreation and relaxation. Camp Hale is historic because the 10th Mountain Division, an unit of 15,000 men, trained here in mountaineering and skiing techniques during WWII. Some saw combat in Italy during the war. Most of the buildings have been torn down, but foundations and other "footprints" remain. The 99th Infantry Battalion (Viking Battalion) also trained at Camp Hale. There are interpretive signs along US Route 24, explaining the history and accomplishments of Camp Hale.
Alert! Bear activity is increasing. A food storage order is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully this will reduce wildlife habituation problems.
At a Glance
||Reserve by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at Recreation.gov.
||$18/Night for single unit. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
||May 22 - October 4, 2015 (**reservations available from 6/19 - 9/26 only)
||Red Cliff, CO
||Concessionaire: California Land Management Services, d/b/a White River Recreation Company
||Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District
Directions: Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn, Leadville, and Hwy 24. Exit here and turn right (south) on US 24.Proceed for about 17 miles to Camp Hale.Enter Camp Hale at the main entrance marked by stone pillars.Turn right at the first road and continue to the campground.