Lower Beaver Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
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The campground lies at 8400-foot in elevation. Fishing in nearby Beaver Reservoir and Beaver Creek. Hiking on nearby trails. The facilities include 18 newly remodeled (2010) sites with tables and fireplaces, vault type toilets, centralized refuse bin and a developed drinking water system with hand pumps (in season) and ample turn around and parking space for trailers. 15 sites are dead end spurs and 3 sites are pull through spurs.  Attractions in the area include fishing in Beaver Creek and Beaver Reservoir and Tewksberry Trail #842  is available for hiking, biking, ATV riding just to the west. The nearby Beaver Creek Reservoir features a boat ramp and fishing for Brown, Brook and Rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon.    Scroll down to Information Center to see individual site descriptions. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Full service ends on September 24, 2023. Shoulder season fees apply after that. No potable water will be available. Sites 1-5 remain open during the winter with no services provided. May become inaccessible due to snow levels.
Operational Hours: All campground sites are open during Summer. 5 sites are available Spring, Fall and Winter. 
Reservations: First come, first serve
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: Single site - $27 to $31/night.
Double site - $54 to $58/night. 
Shoulder season - $10/night (after Labor Day weekend) 
$12 for day use (picnicking)   
Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.  
Permit Info: 18 campsites. Host usually present to assist with parking and fees.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend
Usage: Light
Best Season: June to August
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: This campground is located near Beaver Creek Reservoir. Boats allowed, no wakes permitted, trolling motors are okay. concrete boat ramp. Visitors must have a Colorado Fishing License to fish Beaver Creek or Beaver Reservoir. 
Closest Towns: South Fork, Colorado 
Water: Yes
Restroom: 3 Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions: Directions from South Fork, Colorado: Travel one mile south on U.S. Highway 160 to Forest Road 360. Take FR 360 south for 4.5 miles to lower beaver creek campground entrance.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Eighteen sites, 3 are pull through sites and 15 are dead end spurs.  Sites can take 35-to-50-foot lengths. Some are suitable for a large RV camping.

No. of Sites 14 single site(s), 4 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None
Status: Temporarily closed

RV Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Beaver Creek reservoir - 2 miles south
Fishing Mode concrete boat ramp
Special Designations accessible
Fish Species Kokanee salmon, Rainbow \& Brown trout
Water Temperature cold
Fishing Method flies, lures and bait where allowed
Water/Flow Level seasonal
Difficulty Level: Easy

River and Stream Fishing

Trout fishing in Beaver Creek and Beaver Creek reservoir - 2 miles south
Fish Species seasonal
Fishing Mode Kokanee, Rainbow, Brook \& Brown trout
Special Designations Flies, lures \& bait where allowed
Water Temperature Easy
Water/Flow Level cold

Ice Fishing

Year round fishing at Beaver Creek Reservoir
Fish Species seasonal
Fishing Mode Kokanee salmon, Rainbow \& Brown trout
Special Designations Flies, lures \& bait where allowed
Fishing Platform accessible
Water/Flow Level Easy

Day Hiking

#842 Tewksberry trailhead nearby
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


Horse Riding

Trails - #842 Tewksberry trail head nearby- this trail is also signed for motorcycle \& ATV use. No grazing available, guest is responsible to bring certified weed free hay or pelletized feed.

Water Availability nearby creeks
Difficulty Level: Easy

Big Game Hunting

Open during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations. Unit 80 - 5 sites open
Species deer, elk
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife viewing
Species deer, elk, moose and ducks
Difficulty Level: Easy

OHV Trail Riding

#842 Tewksberry Trail - motorcycles \& ATVs allowed
Staging Area no
Class of Vehicle ATV \& motorcycle
Difficulty Level: Easy


Close to South Fork near Hwy 160
Difficulty Level: Easy

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

South Fork Nordic Ski Trail is southwest of South Fork. Travel 1.4 miles west on Hwy 160 turn left on the Beaver Creek Road. Proceed 2.8 miles to the Forest Service facility on your right, there's a fenced parking area. The meadows and hills provide easy terrain, with slight grades and a few short, steep hills. It curves through trees and open space. The entire length of the trail is 2.2 miles.
Nearby Resorts Wolf Creek Ski area


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8400 - 8400