Parry Peak Campground


Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Parry Peak Campground has 25 first-come, first-served sites. It sits in a shady Aspen and Lodgepole Pine forest along the whitewaters of Lake Creek. This campground is a favorite amongst anglers with a spectacular view of Parry Peak. Access to the Continental Divide Trail is just down the road. Firewood is available for sale at the host site.

High altitude sickness may occur at this altitude. Dates are weather dependent. All services may not be available early or late in the season.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Temporarily closed for the season; will reopen mid-May. Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov.
Operational Hours: Check in: 2 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m. (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Reservations: No sites are reservable. This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees:
  • $27 nightly fee per site for overnight camping which includes two vehicles. A third vehicle is an additional $10 per night. RVs and ATV/boat trailers count as one vehicle.
  • Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
  • First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the first night.
Open Season: May 24, 2024 - Sept. 22, 2024
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: June-September
Restrictions:
  • Maximum of eight people per site
  • Maximum three tents per site or one RV and two tents
  • Dogs, including service dogs, must be leashed at all times
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground
  • Camping is not allowed behind a locked gate
Closest Towns: Leadville & Buena Vista, CO
Water: No water is available. Please bring your own water.
Restroom: Vault toilets are located in each loop.
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior or Access Pass cardholders may receive a 50% discount off the camping fee only. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Leadville Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Leadville, go 15 miles south on US 24, then west on CO 82 past Twin Lakes Reservoir and Twin Lakes Village.


Recreation Map

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Activities

Campground Camping

RV Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Amenities

Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Parking:
Toilets:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.06711898

  Longitude : 
-106.4094987

  Elevation : 
9,500 feet