Gold Creek Campground - Gunnison RD

Area Status: Open

This campground provides access to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and four-wheel driving. The site lies next to the southeastern boundary of the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area. This natural area is a haven for hikers, backpackers and equestrians. (No mechanized or motorized vehicles are permitted within its boundaries.) Several alpine lakes lie near the campground and allow anglers to fish in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain highlands. The landscape is spruce/fir and aspen trees.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open while roads are accessible.
Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees: No
Open Season: Late May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Ohio City, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:  Campers are required to store food and other items in a hard sided vehicle or camping unit constructed of solid non-pliable material. Click here for more information.

General Information


From Gunnison, Colorado, take US Highway 50 east for 11.5 miles to Parlin.  Turn left onto Colorado Road 76 and travel 8.7 miles to Ohio City (very limited or no services).  Then travel north for 7 miles on Forest Road 771.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 6 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Big Game Hunting

OHV Trail Riding

Recreation Areas

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