Park Creek Campground
This small campground stretches along the banks of the south fork of the Rio Grande River among mature spruce and cottonwood trees. Many sites are adjacent to the river. US Highway 160 is very close by so some traffic noise is common day and night. With heavy understory, the campground has the feel of spacious seclusion and is very cool and shady.
This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.
There is fishing nearby in the South Fork of the Rio Grande and Park Creek. Wolf Creek Pass is 9.5 miles west from the campground. The facilities include 13 newly remodeled gravel sites with tables and steel fireplace rings (firewood is not provided), 2 vault type toilets, a centralized refuse bin and a developed drinking water system with hand pumps (in season) and adequate turn around and parking space for trailers. This is a great nightly stop over campground for travelers on US Highway 160.
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At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closes September 24, 2023|
|Reservations:||First come, first serve.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water|
|Fees:||Single site - $27 to $31/night.
Double site - $54 to $58/night.
$12 for day use picnicking.
Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
|Permit Info:||There are 13 campsites, including some wider sites, which can accommodate larger RV's.|
|Open Season:||Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day|
|Best Season:||June through August|
|Restrictions:||Must have a Colorado fishing license to fish in the South Fork of the Rio Grande.|
|Closest Towns:||South Fork, Colorado|
|Restroom:||2 Vault Toilets|
|Information Center:||Click here for site descriptions. Call 719-657-3321 for real-time information. Camp host may only be intermittently available.|
General InformationDirections: In South Fork, CO, at intersection of State 149 and US 160, take Rd. 160 west 7.8 miles to Park Creek campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Lake and Pond Fishing4 miles to Big Meadows reservoir
|Fishing Mode||Good trail all around the lake shore, accessible fishing pier|
|Fish Species||Rainbow \& Brook trout stocked|
|Fishing Method||flies, lures and bait where allowed|
River and Stream FishingAccess down to the South Fork of the Rio Grande River
|Special Designations||Flies, lures \& bait where allowed|
PicnickingEasy access off Hwy 160
Scenic DrivingAccess to Hwy 160 and scenic drive over Wolf Creek Pass, Continental Divide \& Lobo Overlook
|Pavement Type for Parking||gravel|
On Park Creek road.
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
On Park Creek road.