Yeoman Park Campground


Area Status: Temporarily Closed
District recreation staff in a grassy alpine meadow.

** Yeoman Park Campground is closed until the Forest Service can inventory and remove hazard trees. See Press Release with more information here. 

 

** A"food storage order" is in effect at the Yeoman Park Campground, requiring all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles or 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. **

At an elevation of 9,000 feet, Yeoman Park Campground is located on the edge of a wetland meadow near Brush Creek and is partly within a mature spruce forest. There are beautiful views of Craig peak (11,902 ft). 

Yeoman Park campground has 24 campsites with picnic tables, fire ring grills and 11 sites have tent platforms; 15 of the sites are within a forested area while the other 9 are in the open. Eighteen sites can accommodate RV's 15-30 feet long and 6 sites have room for vehicles longer than 30 ft. 

Part of the campground has been redesigned to accommodate visitors with disabilities. Two campsites, one on either side of the accessible vault toilets in Loop A, are equipped with a modified picnic table and a low fire grill. There is also a fishing platform on Brush Creek near the park entrance. 

Yeoman Park is a good place to view an extensive beaver colony. There are many opportunities to watch small mammals such as tree and ground squirrels and to see birds of prey like the red-tailed hawk. 

The Yeoman Park Discovery Trail (200 yards) is accessible to those who have disabilities. There are interpretive signs encouraging visitors to use their senses to experience the nature of Yeoman Park. The Lake Charles Trail #1899 (5.35 miles) begins near the Fulford Cave Campground and goes into the Holy Cross Wilderness. From this trail you can also connect with Ironedge Trail #1873. Fulford Cave Trail #1875, will take you to the entrance of Fulford Cave.

A visit to the historic mining town of Fulford is just a few miles up Forest Road 418. Foundations of an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp built in the 1930's can be seen in the meadow northwest of the campground.

View a printable Recreation Quicksheet (.pdf) which is complete with a CAMPGROUND MAP, directions, details, and other information for this campground.

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to hazard trees. We are working to remove the hazards and hope to re-open in mid-summer 2022.
Reservations: First Come, First Serve
Fees: Check our forest-wide campground table for current pricing. 
Open Season: 6/4/2021 - 9/30/2021
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • Pack out all trash
  • Food storage order is in effect. All food must be stored in bear resistant containers. 
  • Wilderness restrictions apply in nearby Holy Cross Wilderness
  • A permit is required to enter the nearby Fulford Cave. 
Closest Towns: Eagle, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, (970) 827-5715 

General Information

Directions:

From I-70 exit 147 for Eagle, turn south on Eby Creek Rd to the Route 6 roundabout. At roundabout, turn right (west) on Route 6/Grand Ave and travel 0.8 miles to next roundabout. At this roundabout, take the third right onto Sylvan Lake Road. Continue 1.6 miles to Brush Creek Road, and take a right on Brush Creek Road.Follow Brush Creek Road for roughly 9 miles to the fork of East and West Brush Creek. Turn left onto East Brush Creek Road., Forest Road 415 and drive for 6 miles to Yeoman Park. Turn right into the campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 23 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 2

RV Camping

No. of Sites 23
Reservation Info not reservable
Pavement Type for Parking dirt
Hookup - Water no
Size Restrictions Eighteen sites can accommodate RVs 15-30 feet long and six sites have room for vehicles longer than 30 feet
Hookup - Sewer no
Dump Stations no
Hookups - Electric no
Corrals Eighteen sites can accommodate RVs 15-30 feet long and six sites have room for vehicles longer than 30 feet
No. of Accessible sites 2

River and Stream Fishing

Special Designations The Colorado Division of Wildlife sets fishing regulations. Obtain their Colorado Fishing Regulations handbook for regulations.

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Horse Riding

Viewing Scenery

Picnicking

Scenic Driving

Vehicle Clearence any but the lowest of passenger cars can drive this dirt road

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.502068

  Longitude : 
-106.676635

  Elevation : 
9260'