Father Dyer Campground is located in a shaded lodgepole pine forest near the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake at an elevation of 9,900 feet. A foot trail to the lake is available between campsites 16 and 17. Facilities include picnic tables, fire rings, pedestal grills, potable water, and vault toilets. Firewood is available at the host site. During weekdays, usage is moderate, but heavy on weekends.
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At a Glance
||Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
||Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. 3 nights minimum on holiday weekends. Walk-ups are exempt from the nightly minimum.
||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
$20.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle.
$6.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the SAME NIGHT.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
||Friday preceding Memorial Day - Tuesday after Labor Day
||The following restrictions apply to this campground:
- Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
- 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.
||Potable water is available through a pressurized water system. No filling RV tanks, please.
||Vault toilets are available throughout the campground.
||The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. 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.
||Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
||Altitude sickness may occur at 10,000 feet.
Directions: Follow signs from Leadville to Turquoise Lake Recreation Area