Marshall Park Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is 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.

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Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available 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 or call 977-444-6777. 
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 weekend - The second Monday of September.
Usage: Light
Best Season: June-August
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: Visitors must have a Colorado fishing license to fish the Rio Grande River.
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire - This campground is part of the NRRS. There are 16 units that can be reserved. Rese
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions. Call 719-658-2556 or 719-657-3321 for real time information on weather, other conditions. This campground is set to open on May 21, 2021.

General Information


Accessible fishing access


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.

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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


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Picnic tables
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