Marshall Park Campground


Area Status: Closed
Off Hwy 149 west of Creede

This campground is located near Creede, Colorado right beside State Highway 149.  The elevation is 8,800 feet.  It is comprised of 16 sites arranged in a large loop, of which 7 are paved pull through sites and 9 are dead end gravel spurs. 

Campground is located adjacent to Colorado Hwy. 149 and the Rio Grande River for easy access to through travelers and overnight campers. It is the closest Forest campground to the town of Creede. There is very little screening or trees in the campground, so any vehicle traffic along Colorado Highway 149 is visible and audible. The sun hits most of campground in the late morning, which means cool morning temperatures, but there is not much afternoon shade. The road is blacktopped through the campground loop and some pull-through sites are also paved. Maximum trailer length is 40 feet. The facilities include 16 sites each with a parking spur, picnic table and fireplace ring. There is a vault toilet designed for handicapped usage accessible for wheelchairs. The toilet even has a night light. There is no potable water. Garbage containers are centrally grouped and available for use Memorial Day until Labor Day. There is a sink water disposal facility. Campground hosts are usually stationed here in site 16. Firewood may be purchased through the campground host. The Rio Grande River is very close and can provide much summer water fun. This is a very popular campground, close to town and is fairly heavily used. It tends to remain full from mid-June through August. 14 DAY CAMPING LIMIT. This site can be accessed by passenger car.

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Fish Your National Forests: Fish species include: trout, native trout; Types of fishing available include: wade, shore, non-motorized boat, fly, spin, ice; ADA Accessible fishing access with boat launch.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Reservations: Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance, but they must be made at least four days prior to your intended arrival date. Reservations are available, search the web www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: $23/night for single unit, $46/night for double unit. $11 per day-use picnicking. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: Spaces handle up to 35-foot RV's.
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Best Season: June-August
Busiest Season: July
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions.

General Information

Accessibility:

Accessible fishing access


Directions:

Directions from Creede, Colorado: Travel 7.0 miles west on Colorado Highway 149 to Forest Development Road # 523. Take Forest Road # 523 1.0 mile to campground entrance.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

16 sites of which 7 are paved pull through and 9 are dead end gravel spurs.

No. of Sites 13 single site(s), 3 double site(s)
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

A few sites can accommodate up to a 40 ft. unit.

River and Stream Fishing

Trout fishing in the Rio Grande River
Fish Species seasonal
Special Designations Lures \& flies only
Fishing Mode Browns \& Rainbow Trout
Water Temperature Easy
Fishing Method bank
Water/Flow Level cold

Ice Fishing

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Wildflowers

Difficulty Level: Easy

Picnicking

Close to Creede, near Hwy 149
Difficulty Level: Easy

Amenities

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
35 Feet

  Latitude : 
37.792940

  Longitude : 
-106.98067

  Elevation : 
8780