Ivy Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

16 miles sothwest of Creede

This facility has 4 developed sites each with a picnic table and fireplace ring. It underwent a major remodel in 2010. There is a vault type toilet designed for the handicapped, but it is not wheelchair accessible. Sites 1 and 2 would accommodate small trailers or tents.  There is a foot bridge that goes across Ivy Creek from a small parking lot  to the developed camp units 3 & 4, which are suited only for small tent camping. Parking space tight but is ample. No firewood, drinking water or refuse receptacles are provided. This campground is considered to be remote and is normally not heavily used, yet it is very attractive with  the free flowing creek, and open grassland nearby. This area looks very different now due to the removal of dead and dying trees, a result of the spruce beetle. The road into the campground is too narrow and rough for large trailers and RV’s. The campground is really more suitable for tents and popup camping trailers, as there are no long developed spurs or pull-throughs. Scroll Down to Information Center to see the individual campsite descriptions.  This is also the site of the Ivy Creek Trailhead and Bulletin Board. All Parking for the trailhead users is outside the fenced in campground where there is a hitching rail and room for horse trailers.  Ivy Creek Trail #805 goes into the Wilderness and provides the quickest route to Goose Lake. This is a trail open to foot and horse travel only. Here you will find district maps, Weminuche Wilderness maps and information and trail registration forms. 


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open Year-Round.  May be inaccessible due to snow levels.
Operational Hours: This site is open year around but may be physically impassable  by deep winter snows from December through May.  The access road may be closed from March 1 to March 15 for the mud season.  Best camping is available here from Memorial Day through October 1.
Reservations: None Taken
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No Charge
Permit Info: 4 sites / no fee
Usage: Light
Best Season: June through September
Restrictions: No Potable Water
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: No
Restroom: 1 Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions

General Information

Directions: Directions from Creede: Travel southwest on Colorado Highway 149 for 6 miles, to the intersection of Colorado Highway 149 and Forest Road #523 (Middle Creek Road), then south on Middle Creek Road #523 for approximately 4 miles, to the intersection of Road #523 and Lime Creek Road #528. Stay to the left at the "Y" intersection and follow the Lime Creek Road #528 for approximately 3 miles to the intersection of Road #528 and Red Mountain Creek Road #526. Continue south on the Red Mountain Creek Road #526 for approximately 3 miles to the campground.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

4 sites
No. of Sites4 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Picnic tables
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