South Fork Campgound

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

This first come, first served campground is located in the Williams Fork Valley next to South Fork Creek. It is the only campground on the Sulphur Ranger District that is designated for horse camping. There is a small corral in the campground for one or two horses and direct access to the South Fork Trail. There are 21 non-electric sites that will accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate and picnic table. Additional facilities include restrooms, trash service and drinking water. Popular activities include hiking and horseback riding on nearby trails and in the Byers Peak Wilderness area, where Wilderness regulations apply.

Group campsite: South Fork Campground also has one non-electric group site that can hold up to 25 people. The group site may be reserved.

At a Glance

Reservations:
  • Single campsites are first come, first served 
  • South Fork Group Site may be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Check the campground table for fee information.
Permit Info:      
Open Season: 6/1 - 10/12
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • A single site may hold up to eight people.
  • Tents must fit on pads provided. RVs, trailers and other vehicles must fit on the parking spur because driving or parking off road is not permitted.
  • Maximum Vehicle Length: 23'.  
  • Pets must be on a hand-held leash.
Closest Towns: Parshall, Colorado
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide the cardholders a 50% discount on campground fees.
Operated By: Concession operated by American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Sulphur Ranger District, (970) 887-4100 Contact Us

General Information

Directions:

From Granby, Colorado, take State Highway 40 west toward Parshall, Colorado. Two miles before Parshall, turn left on County Road 3. Go approximately 18 miles on County Road 3. Turn south onto County Road 30 and travel 12 miles. Drive through a large culvert. Continue south for a half-mile and turn right into the campground.


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Campground in the Williams Fork Valley located next to South Fork Creek. It is the only campground on the Sulphur Ranger District that is designated for horse camping. There is a small corral in the campground for one or two horses and direct access to the South Fork Trail. The campground has 21 non-electric campsites.

CorralsThere is a small corral in the campground for one or two horses and direct access to the South Fork Trail.
Hitching Rails1
Fire Information Campfires are allowed in the fire ring provided. Dead and down wood may be gathered from the forest if available.
Loading RampNone.
No. of Sites 21
Reservation Info This is a first come/first served campground. Reservations are not accepted.
Size RestrictionsThere is a small corral in the campground for one or two horses and direct access to the South Fork Trail.
Water AvailabilityWater is available from a spigot or hand pump, but no watering trough is available.
Sleeping ShelterNone
No. of Accessible sites 0
Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Riding

Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets
Parking
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Camping trailer

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.796216

  Longitude : 
-106.029211

  Elevation : 
8,970'

 



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