Gold Park Campground


picture of campsite at Gold Park

**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
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • 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

Directions:

(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.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 11 sites
Reservation Info Not reservable

RV Camping

Parking 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
Dump Stations 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 Fishing

Homestake Creek and Homestake Reservoir
Special Designations The Colorado Division of Wildlife sets fishing regulations. Obtain their Colorado Fishing Regulations handbook for regulations.
Fish Species trout
Water Temperature cold

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Scenery

Picnicking

Each campsite has its own picnic table and campfire grate.

Scenic Driving

Vehicle Clearence passenger car

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.404702

  Longitude : 
-106.435277

  Elevation : 
9300