Tucker Ponds Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

South west of South Fork off highway 160

This high altitude campground (9,600 feet) is a single loop tucked into a grove of spruce trees adjoining an open grassy meadow. Many of the mature spruce trees within the campground have been killed by the Spruce Bark Beetle and were all removed during the spring of 2015.  Today the campground is way more open and sunny with open views of Fox Mountain.  The two Tucker Ponds are across the road from the entrance to the campground and offer a good family fishing experience. The 2 Tucker Ponds are about 10 acres each. Rainbow trout (stocked) are usually plentiful and fishermen can also fish in Pass Creek by hiking west of the campground.   Pass Creek can be fished with artificial flies and lures only and all cutthroat trout must be released immediately back into the creek (Rio Grande Cutthroat recovery area).  For hiking adventures, going on south of the campground you can drive forest road 390 to Campo Molino and then take forest road 388 to the Bonito Pass trail which takes you to the Continental Divide Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
Operational Hours: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
Reservations: none
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $23/night for single unit, $46/night for double unit, $11 for day use picnicing.  Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: Double sites can accommodate up to 16 people. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Open Season: June - August
Usage: Light
Best Season: June through August
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions:  There is a 14 day camping limit. Visitors must have a valid Colorado fishing license to fish in Tucker Ponds and Pass Creek.
Closest Towns: South Fork, Colorado
Water: Potable Water, Hand Pump
Restroom: 2 Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Call 719-657-3321 for real time conditions

General Information

Directions: In South Fork, CO, Hwy 160 west 13.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Rd. 390 (gravel) and go 2.7 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground.NOTE: Forest Rd. 390 is single-lane with turnouts.

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