**Bear activity has been increasing. For this reason 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 it will reduce wildlife habituation problems.
The Gold Park campground is located along Homestake Creek in the Homestake Valley in a forested setting. There are 12 camp sites available.
Holy Cross Wilderness is nearby; all wilderness regulations must be observed when traveling in the wilderness (foot and horse travel only). There are several trailheads into the wilderness within driving distance of the campground and the Homestake Reservoir is about 3 miles further west on Homestake Road.
At a Glance
||First Come, First Serve
||$18/Night for single unit. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
||May 22 - Sept. 13
A food storage order is in effect.
Parking spurs for campsites are up to 40 feet long.
Wilderness restrictions apply in nearby Holy Cross Wilderness.
||Red Cliff, CO
||Concessionaire: California Land Management Services, d/b/a White River Recreation Company
||Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District
(Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn, Leadville, and Hwy 24.)
From the Minturn, CO exit on I-70 travel southeast on Highway 24 for about 13 miles to Homestake Road, Forest Service Road 703. Take a right onto this good dirt road and continue 7 miles to the Gold Park Campground on the left.