Silver Dollar Campground

  

Silver Dollar Campground is located in a shaded lodgepole pine forest at an elevation of 9,900 feet within the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area. It is named after the infamous Horace and Baby Doe Tabor's daughter. Facilities include vault toilets, potable water, picnic tables, and fire rings. Firewood is available for sale at the camp host site.

The Turquoise Lake Nature Trail traverses between Silver Dollar and Molly Brown campgrounds. This gentle 1.2 mile trail will take you from the depths of the forest to the shoreline. Pick up your trail guide prior to your departure to learn about the area's flora and fauna.

High altitude sickness may occur at this altitude.

Please follow the link for Turquoise Lake Campgrounds.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov at least 5 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.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees
$24.00 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. 
 
$7.00 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 FIRST NIGHT.
 
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Open Season: Friday preceding Memorial Day - Tuesday after Labor Day
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: 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.
Closest Towns: Leadville, CO
Water: Potable water is available through a pressurized water system. No filling RV tanks, please.
Restroom: Vault toilets are located throughout the campground.
Passes:

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.

Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information

Directions: Follow signs from Leadville to Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.

Recreation Map

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Activities


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Campground Camping

RV Camping

Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets
Parking
Tent camping
Camping trailer


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