Pickle Gulch Group Campground

Area Status: Open
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Group Area No. 1 campsite at Pickle Gulch Group Campground with amenities in the background.

Pickle Gulch Campground is a group picnic and camping facility located just off the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway/Highway 119. Visitors enjoy the area for its scenic and off-roading driving, and nerby hiking and fishing opportunities.

Facilities: Pickle Gulch offers day-use picnic sites and six campsites to accommodate large groups. The group campsites are all walk-to sites for tent camping only. Each campsire is equipped with picnic tables, a campfire circle and tent pads. Vault toilets and drinking water spigots are shared between sites. A separate day-use area contains two volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and a vault toilet. Firewood may be purchased from the host if available. There are no electric/water/sewer hook-ups at this campground.

Natural Features: The site offers many scenic views of the surrounding area. It is set among a fairly level forest of lodgepole pine trees, dotted with aspens. Due to the mountain pine beetle infestation and removal of haazaroud trees, there may be little shade at these sites.

Recreation: Many hiking and biking trails are found nearby. Scenic driving is available along Highways 119 and 72, which is also known as the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Numerous creeks, rivers and lakes in the area provide fishing opportunities. Off-road enthusiasts will find many jeep roads in the vicinity.

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Note: Projected campground opening/closing dates and water system operation dates may change based on weather and some campgrounds may experience periodic closures for removal of hazard trees or mountain pine beetle treatments. Please check for updates closer to the camping season or call your local Ranger District.  

At a Glance

Reservations: Group sites at this campground operate on a 12-month rolling basis. Make reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees Check detailed information on www.recreation.gov or see general fees on the campground table.
Open Season: 5/14 - 10/11
Usage: Light
  • Tents only. No campers or trailers past parking area. 
  • Dogs must be on leash.
Closest Towns: Central City/Blackhawk
Water: Hand water pump/spigot
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Services and Idaho Springs Visitor Center, 2060 Miner St.,  Idaho Springs, CO 80452 Phone 303-567-4382; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: Off I-25 from Denver, west on 6th Avenue to State Highway 6, through Clear Creek Canyon. Turn on State Highway 119 toward Blackhawk and Central City. Follow highway to 4 miles north of Blackhawk. Just pastGilpin County School, turn left at Pickle Gulch sign. Follow signs from there.


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