**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 Gaurd 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. Click here to view the food storage order.**
The Gold Park campground is located along Homestake Creek in the Homestake Valley in a forested setting. The 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
$18/Night for single unit. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Concessionaire: California Land Management Services, d/b/a White River Recreation Company
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 13 miles to Homestake Road, FSR 703.Take a right onto this good dirt road and continue 7 miles to the Gold Park Campground on the left.