North Clear Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
West of Creede off highway 149

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
Reservations: None taken
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
Usage: Light
Best Season: June-August
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: Potable water from hand pump
Restroom: 2 vault toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions. Camp host may only be available intermittently. 

General Information

Directions: 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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

21 sites

No. of Sites 24 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

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

Lake and Pond Fishing

Beaver ponds on North Clear Creek
Fish Species Brook Trout
Water Temperature cold
Fishing Method flies, lures and bait where allowed
Water/Flow Level seasonal
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

River and Stream Fishing

Trout fishing in Northe Clear Creek and beaver ponds
Fish Species seasonal
Special Designations Flies, lures \& bait where allowed
Fishing Mode Brook Trout
Water Temperature Intermediate
Fishing Method bank
Water/Flow Level cold

Ice Fishing

Day Hiking

Hiking along forest road 510
Difficulty Level: Easy


Big Game Hunting

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

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife viewing
Species deer, elk, moose and ducks
Special Feature excellent moose habitat
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


North Clear Creek Campground
No. of Sites Easy

Scenic Driving

Silver 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
Vehicle Clearence good


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Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Drinking water:

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
35 foot spurs for campers

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  Elevation : 
9900 - 9900