Dry Lake Campground

Area Status: Open

Dry Lake Campground is located 8 miles northeast of Steamboat Springs, Colorado on the Buffalo Pass Road. This small campground is surrounded by Aspen, Spruce and Fir trees and is in a good location to access some great hiking and biking, one the roadway and the Spring Creek Trail. Camping limit is 14 days. It is within a reasonable driving distance of community events and the commercially operated Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Dry Lake has 8 campsites with tables and fireplace grates. Vault toilets and trash services are available. Trailer spaces are available with a maximum length of 20 feet.

This campground is managed by the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/22/2023 Dry Lake Campground is now open
Operational Hours: Open seasonally due to snow. For questions call the Steamboat Springs Ranger Station: 970-870-2299  
Reservations: To make a reservation, please go to Recreation.gov. Campsites open up 2 weeks in advance. 
Fees: $10/Night for single unit.  There are a couple first come, first served sites. 
Open Season: Mid June - Late October
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Steamboat Springs, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Information Center: Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District 925 Weiss Drive Steamboat Springs, Colorado 970-870-2299 
M-F, 8am-4:30pm

General Information


Directions from Steamboat Springs, Colorado: Travel 4 miles north of Steamboat Springs on Routt County Road #36 (Strawberry Park Rd), then 3.6 miles east on Routt County Road #38 (Buffalo Pass Rd). The campground is located to the north of the road.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 8 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

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