Gold Park Campground


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**Bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason 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 it will reduce wildlife habituation problems. 

The Gold Park campground is located along Homestake Creek in the Homestake Valley in a forested setting. There are 12 camp sites available. 

Holy Cross Wilderness is nearby; all wilderness regulations must be observed when traveling in the wilderness (foot and horse travel only). There are several trailheads into the wilderness within driving distance of the campground and the Homestake Reservoir is about 3 miles further west on Homestake Road.

There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this campground which is complete with directions, details, and other information about this campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: First Come, First Serve
Fees Check our forest-wide campground table for current pricing. 
Open Season: 6/5/2020 - 10/4/2020
Usage: Heavy
  • A food storage order is in effect.
  • Parking spurs for campsites are up to 40 feet long.
  • Wilderness restrictions apply in nearby Holy Cross Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Red Cliff, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: California Land Management Services, d/b/a White River Recreation Company
Information Center: Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District

General Information


(Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn, Leadville, and Hwy 24.)

From the Minturn, CO exit on I-70 travel southeast on Highway 24 for about 13 miles to Homestake Road, Forest Service Road 703. Take a right onto this good dirt road and continue 7 miles to the Gold Park Campground on the left.

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