**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.
This group campground is located in a wide, flat, open valley sparsely forested by lodgepole pines. It is near the headwaters of the Eagle River and East Fork Eagle River. 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. This group site accommodates groups of 1 - 200 people. A gathering area contains several picnic tables, a large fire ring, and pedestal cooking grates. Camping sites of various lengths are located throughout. This site is wheelchair accessible and has two accessible tent pads. There is no drinking water and no electric hook-ups or dump stations are available.
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At a Glance
||For reservations call Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at Recreation.gov
||May 26 - Oct 1, 2016 (**reservations available from 5/26 - 9/27 only)
||A food storage order is in effect
||Red Cliff, CO
||Concessionaire: California Land Management Services, d/b/a White River Recreation Company
||Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District
(Off Interstate 70, take Exit 171 for Minturn, CO and Hwy 24)
From Minturn, CO take Highway 24 East for about 17 miles to Camp Hale. Enter Camp Hale on the left at the main entrance marked by stone pillars. Cross the bridge and turn right onto Forest Service Road 714. Follow this dirt road about 2.3 miles before turning right onto Forest Service Road 726. Follow this a short distance to the campground on the right.