Seedhouse Campground

Area Status: Open

Seedhouse Campground is located 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and is the gateway to the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness along the Elk River Corridor. Vault toilets, trash services and potable water are available at the campground.

There are 24 campsites, 15 of which may be reserved. Remaining sites are first-come, first-served. Each site is spacious and equipped with a campfire ring and picnic table. There are two hand pump water systems throughout the campground.

Seedhouse Campground has plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, river rafting and more.There is a good combination of pull-through, and back-in sites. Trout fishing is accessible on the river as well as several mountain streams. Camping limit is 14 days.

Campers can access the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail via a connector trail nearby.

This campground recently underwent a timber sale to remove hazard trees due to the mountain pine beetle outbreak, but still is surrounded by large spruce, fir and upcoming pine trees. Trout fishing is accessible on the river as well as several mountain streams.

At an elevation of 8,000 feet, Seedhouse lies in the Rocky Mountains in the heart of the Routt National Forest near the Middle Fork of the Elk River, which visitors can hear from the campground.

Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors might also enjoy stopping by Steamboat Lake State Park, only a short drive away.

Many more outdoor opportunities exist in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • River Access
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tent sites
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/3/2022- open for the season. 
Reservations: There are 24 campsites, 15 of which may be reserved. Remaining sites are first-come, first-served. Reservations start 6/24 available until 9/9. To make reservations go to, or call 877-444-6777
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: $12/Night for single unit.   
Open Season: July - Late October
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Steamboat Springs, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hahns Peak/ Bears Ears Ranger District
​970-870-2299 8am- 4:30pm
925 Weiss Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO

General Information


Directions from Steamboat Springs, Colorado: Go west on US Hwy 40 to County Road 129. Travel 20 miles north of Steamboat Springs on County Road 129 to Seedhouse road, just beyond Clark. Go northeast on County Road 60 (Seedhouse, Forest Road 400) about 9 1/2 miles to the campground on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 24 single site(s)
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at\&parkId=75442\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sites None

Rock Climbing

River and Stream Fishing

Big Game Hunting

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

OHV Trail Riding


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Toilets: Vault toilets
Drinking water: Handpumps

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