Bristol Head Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This campground contains 15 sites (11 are pull through) ranging from 35 to 55 feet in length.  There are both dead end spurs and pull throughs.  Sits in a meadow on a bench above  South Clear Creek. A short trail from campground leads to an overlook of the Clear Creek Canyons and a waterfall. The campground stretches 0.6 mile along a "bench" (a level area) above South Clear Creek. The grassy field between camping sites and creek are dotted with wild flowers. Every site has a view of towering mountains dominated by Bristol Head Peak. Spruce and Aspen line the meadow and provide some shade. The campground is an excellent area for viewing wild life, especially moose. Quiet & secluded. Fishing in the creek nearby.  


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Reservations: None taken
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $23/night for a single unit. $11 per day use picnicing.  Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend
Usage: Light
Best Season: June through September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions:  Visitors must have a Colorado fishing license to fish in nearby South Clear Creek.
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: Potable water from hand pump
Restroom: 2 New Vault toilets Accessible
Operated By: Concessionaire - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Call 719-658-2556 or 719-657-3321 for real-time conditions. this campground is set to open on May 28, 2021.

General Information

Directions: From Creede, CO, take Hwy 149 south (toward Lake City) 21.6 miles to North Clear Creek Road sign (Forest Rd. 510). Turn right at sign onto Rd. 510 (gravel) and go 0.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

15 sites
No. of Sites 15 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Some sites can accommodate up to a 40 ft. unit.  Not too much shade is available but plenty of manuever room for setting up large RVs.


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Nature Viewing

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Scenic Driving

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Camping trailer
Tent camping
Drinking water
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
55 foot long trailer parking

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  Elevation : 
9500 - 9500