North Clear Creek Campground
This campground is located 24.5 miles west of Creede on Forest Road 510. It is completely hidden from FR 510 and has 21 sites with parking spurs, tables and a fire ring in each. 2 vault type toilets are provided and potable drinking water comes from a well. This campground is only open from Memorial Day weekend to just after Labor Day weekend. Garbage cans are centrally located. Firewood is not provided. A host is stationed at the campground which is usually only about 1/3 full. It is adjacent to North Clear Creek which is great for fishing. Some sites are in sunny openings, while some sites are screened and shaded with small aspen/spruce/fir. This is a good general area to observe and take pictures of the aspen colors in the fall, and maybe see a Moose. This campground is recommended for solitude and quiet camping well away from towns and busy roads. 14-day camping limit.
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At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed September 4, 2023|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||Single site - $26 to $30/night.
Double site - $52 to $56/night.
Day use - $12/day (picnicking).
Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
|Open Season:||Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day|
|Closest Towns:||Creede, CO|
|Water:||Potable water from hand pump|
|Restroom:||2 vault toilets|
|Information Center:||Click here for site descriptions. Camp host may only be available intermittently.|
General InformationDirections: Directions from Creede, Colorado: Travel west on Colorado Highway 149 for 22.4 miles to Forest Road #510. Take FR # 510 north for 2.1 miles to campground entrance.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||24 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
A few sites can accommodate up to a 40 ft. unit
Lake and Pond FishingBeaver ponds on North Clear Creek
|Fish Species||Brook Trout|
|Fishing Method||flies, lures and bait where allowed|
River and Stream FishingTrout fishing in Northe Clear Creek and beaver ponds
|Special Designations||Flies, lures \& bait where allowed|
|Fishing Mode||Brook Trout|
Day HikingHiking along forest road 510
Big Game HuntingOpen during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations. Unit 76 hunting nearby
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
Viewing WildlifeWildlife viewing
|Species||deer, elk, moose and ducks|
|Special Feature||excellent moose habitat|
PicnickingNorth Clear Creek Campground
|No. of Sites||Easy|
Scenic DrivingSilver Thread Scenic Byway, highway 149. Improved forest roads (# 509, 510 \& 513) in area for sidetrips to North Clear Creek falls, Rito Hondo reservoir.
|Pavement Type for Parking||gravel|