South Fork Campground & Trailhead

  

The South Fork Campground provides good access to fishing on the South Fork of the White River, and hiking & horseback riding in the Flat Tops Wilderness.

This site provides access to South Fork Trail  #1827 and Spring Cave Trail  #1834.

Overflow camping is available (regular fees apply).

At a Glance

Fees $20 per night, plus $5 per addtional vehicle
Permit Info: Visitors to Spring Cave must follow decontamination procedures to prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome in bats. Registration and a permit (free) are required to enter Spring Cave. Please register several days before your trip to ensure time for permit processing.
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
Closest Towns: Meeker, CO
Water: No potable water available
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Blanco Ranger District, 970-878-4039

General Information

Directions:

The South Fork Campground is located 29 miles east of Meeker, CO. From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right (east) on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 18 miles. Turn south and Rio Blanco County Road 10 for 2 miles, jog north .25 miles, then continue east for 10 miles to the campground.  Horse trailer parking is available to the east just after entering the campground.


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  Area/Length : 
36'

  Latitude : 
39.866996

  Longitude : 
-107.534067

  Elevation : 
8000'

 

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