Bristol Head Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

There are 15 campsites ranging from 35 to 55 feet in length.  There are both dead end spurs and pull throughs.  Sits in a meadow on a bench above  South Clear Creek. A short trail from campground leads to an overlook of the Clear Creek Canyons and a waterfall. The campground stretches 0.6 miles along a "bench" (a level area) above South Clear Creek. The grassy field between camping sites and creek are dotted with wild flowers. Every site has a view of towering mountains dominated by Bristol Head Peak. Spruce and Aspen line the meadow and provide some shade. The campground is an excellent area for viewing wild life, especially moose. Quiet & secluded. Fishing in the creek nearby.  


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open
Operational Hours: Campground open Memorial Day weekend through labor Day weekend. 
Reservations: None taken
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $23/night for a single unit. $11 per day use picnicing.  Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 15 sites -11 are pull through sites $19/Night for a single unit. $9 per day use picnicing.  Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.,  
Open Season: Memorial Day
Usage: Light
Best Season: June through September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: Must have a Colorado Fishing License to fish in nearby South Clear Creek
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: potable water from hand pump
Restroom: 2 New Vault toilets Accessible
Operated By: Concessionaire - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Call 719-658-2556 or 719-657-3321 or real-time conditions.

General Information

Directions: From Creede, CO, take Hwy 149 south (toward Lake City) 21.6 miles to North Clear Creek Road sign (Forest Rd. 510). Turn right at sign onto Rd. 510 (gravel) and go 0.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground.

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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.
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55 foot long trailer parking

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  Elevation : 
9500 - 9500