Gold Park Campground
**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:||5/21/2021 - 9/28/2021|
|Closest Towns:||Red Cliff, CO|
|Operated By:||Concessionaire: California Land Management Services, d/b/a White River Recreation Company|
|Information Center:||Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District|
(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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||11 sites|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
RV CampingParking spurs for campsites are up to 40 feet long. RVs longer than this would not fit in this campground.
|No. of Sites||11|
|Reservation Info||not reservable|
|Pavement Type for Parking||gravel|
|Hookup - Water||no|
|Size Restrictions||Parking spurs for campsites are up to 40 feet long. RVs longer than this would not fit in this campground.|
|Hookup - Sewer||no|
|Hookups - Electric||no|
|Corrals||Parking spurs for campsites are up to 40 feet long. RVs longer than this would not fit in this campground.|
River and Stream FishingHomestake Creek and Homestake Reservoir
|Special Designations||The Colorado Division of Wildlife sets fishing regulations. Obtain their Colorado Fishing Regulations handbook for regulations.|
PicnickingEach campsite has its own picnic table and campfire grate.
|Vehicle Clearence||passenger car|
Alerts & Warnings
- FSR 703.2B Homestake Spur Road closed
- Logging traffic on Boreas Pass, Indiana Creek
- Construction and delays on Burnt Mountain Road (FSR 506.1)
- Lime Canyon Temporary Climbing Closure
- Grizzly Creek Trail and Canyon closed after 2 miles
- Yeoman Park Campground closed
- Coulter Lake Closure