Ivy Creek Campground


Area Status: 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. 

14 DAY CAMPING LIMIT.

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

4 sites
No. of Sites 4 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

Access to Red Mountain Creek and Lime Creek
Fish Species seasonal
Special Designations Flies, lures \& bait where allowed
Water Temperature Intermediate
Water/Flow Level cold

Day Hiking

#805 trailhead up Ivy Creek into Weminuche Wilderness, Goose Lake \& Continental Divide Trail
Elevation desc # 805- 9,200' to 11,800' 8.1 miles
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Backpacking

#805 trailhead up Ivy Creek into Weminuche Wilderness, Goose Lake & Continental Divide Trail
Elevation desc # 805- 9,200' to 11,800' 8.1 miles
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

Trails - #805 - this trail is for non-motorized use. Access to to Weminuche Wilderness, Goose Lake and Continental Divide Trail. No grazing available, guest is responsible to bring certified weed free hay or pelletized feed. You may use portable panels or electric fence to corral horses outside the campground.
Water Availability nearby creeks
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Big Game Hunting

Open during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations. Unit 76 hunting nearby
Species deer, elk
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Picnicking

Quiet \& secluded, open sunny sites in meadow
Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Picnicking

Quiet \& secluded, open sunny sites in meadow
Difficulty Level: Easy

Amenities

Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Parking:
Toilets:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
No Large Trailers or RV's

  Latitude : 
37.681795

  Longitude : 
-106.9993864

  Elevation : 
9500