Camp Hale Memorial Campground

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This campground is located in the Camp Hale National Historic Site about 15 miles south of Minturn, CO in a wide, flat, open valley sparsely forested by lodgepole pines. There are 21 campsites available. It is near the headwaters of the Eagle River with the East Fork River close by. The Colorado Trail crosses within walking distance and the gravel roads in the Camp Hale area provide easy walking and bike paths. Fishing is also available in numerous small streams nearby. Camp Hale Memorial Campground sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet, offering guests a wonderful setting for recreation and relaxation.

Camp Hale is historic because the 10th Mountain Division, an unit of 15,000 men, trained here in mountaineering and skiing techniques during WWII. Some saw combat in Italy during the war. Most of the buildings have been torn down, but foundations and other "footprints" remain. The 99th Infantry Battalion (Viking Battalion) also trained at Camp Hale. There are interpretive signs along US Route 24, explaining the history and accomplishments of Camp Hale.

*Alert! Bear activity is increasing.  A food storage order is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully this will reduce wildlife habituation problems. 

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At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve online at  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance.
Fees Around $21/Night for single unit. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.  See for fee details.
Open Season: 5/26 - 10/6/2018
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Red Cliff, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District (970) 827-5715

General Information


From Eagle Vail, CO take I-70 E for 2 miles to Exit 171 for Minturn/Leadville, and US-24 E. Exit here and take US 24 E towards Minturn/Leadville. Proceed for about 17 miles to Camp Hale. Enter Camp Hale at the main entrance marked by stone pillars. Turn right at the first road and continue to the campground.

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