North Clear Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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: Typically open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
Operational Hours: Closed and gated during the winter months. 
Reservations: None taken
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $23/night for single unit, $46/night for double unit. $11 for day use picnicing.  Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Best Season: June-August
Restrictions: Closed and gated for Winter after Labor Day weekend. Visitors must have a Colorado Fishing License to fish in North Clear Creek.
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: potable water from Hand Pump
Restroom: 2 vault toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions Call 719-658-2556 or 719-657-3321 for real time information. This campground is set to open on May 28, 2021.

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.

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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


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35 foot spurs for campers

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9900 - 9900