Horseshoe Campground

  

Photo of horseshoe campground site

June 22nd, 2020
Please Note:
We are seeing record high traffic in this area for camping. If the campground is full, making your own site outside the campground is prohibited and subject to a fine. The only camping allowed outside the campground is in the "designated dispersed sites" which are all indicated by a post with a number on it. If there is no numbered post, camping or making a campsite is not allowed and you will need to find camping in another area that is not on Forest Service Road 900 as making your own site is prohibited. All sites are first come as we do not take reservations.

Please call prior to arrival to check for current fire bans before camping to avoid any fines.

ABOUT: This is a small, quiet campground with 7 campsites among the trees, lending a feeling of privacy surrounded by the scenic 235,000 acre Flat Tops Wilderness, so bring your camera for these postcard views.

FISHING NEARBY: Take a short drive on Forest Service Road 900 to find fishing at Yamcolo Reservoir, Stillwater Reservoir, and Bear Lake. Boat Launch only available at Yamcolo Reservoir.

BOAT REGULATIONS: Electric trolling motors are allowed. Internal combustion engines are not allowed. (Combustion engines only allowed at Yamcolo Reservoir).

HIKING NEARBY: Mandall Lakes Trailhead, Smith Lake Trailhead, and Stillwater Trailhead nearby. Stop by the Yampa Ranger Station at 300 Roselawn for free hiking trailguides. If after hours, check the kiosk outside of the Ranger Station.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: Please check with the Yampa Ranger Station to find out if there are fire restrictions 970-638-4516

DIRECTIONS: From downtown Yampa, Take County Rd 7 just behind the local General Store, (Montgomery’s Grocery). County Rd 7 will turn into gravel and this is where it becomes Forest Service Road 900.  Horseshoe Campground is on the right side approximately 15 miles.

 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: OPEN SEASON:   Due to snow, this campground is typically reachable by vehicle Memorial Day until mid October, weather permitting. For current conditions, call the Yampa Ranger Station at 970-638-4516
Reservations: No reservations taken, first come, first serve basis.  Creating and making your own site is not allowed within the campground or outside of the campground. All sites are indicated with a post and a number. Please call prior to arrival to check for current fire bans before camping to avoid any fines.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $10/night for single unit. $5 per night per additional vehicle. (Cash and Check only) Creating and making your own site is not allowed within the campground or outside of the campground. All sites in and out of the campground are indicated with a post and a number.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Yampa CO
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

Directions from Yampa, Colorado: Travel S/SW on Routt County Rd. 7 for approximately 7 miles to FSR 900. Proceed on FSR 900 for approximately 9 miles to Horseshoe Campground on the right side of the road.


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Campground Camping

No. of Sites7 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone

Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets
Tent camping
Camping trailer
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.034632877

  Longitude : 
-107.113163658

  Elevation : 
10201

 



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