At an elevation of 9,320 feet, Lowry Campground is located between Summit Cove and Breckenridge, Colorado in the White River National Forest.
This campground is in close proximity to Dillon Reservoir and a handful of trails, making it an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation.
Due to the pine beetle infestation and removal of hazard trees, there is little or no shade in the campground.
Dillon Reservoir, often referred to as Lake Dillon, is the greatest draw to this campground, offering 26.8 miles of shoreline. It is an ideal spot for fishing, boating, and sailing. Anglers will find that the reservoir supports a healthy population of rainbow and brown trout, with an occasional cutthroat trout finding its way into the lake from feeder streams.
Opportunities for hiking and biking include more than 7 paved miles of the 50-mile Summit County trail system.
From the reservoir, the Old Dillon Reservoir trail is a favorite. This short, easy trail has spectacular views of the Tenmile Range and the Continental Divide. The Old Dillon Reservoir was built in the 1930s to supply water to the original town of Dillon, which is now covered by the new Dillon Reservoir.
- Lowry Campground has 27 sites able to accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Three tent-only campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Sites 2-24 have electric hookups, and are reservation only. There is an extra fee for the electrical service at the sites with hook-ups if the service is used.
- The campground is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, and vault toilets.
- All campsites are allowed 10 people and 2 vehicles only, with a maximum vehicle length of 32 feet. An extra vehicle fee will be charged for vehicles above the 2 vehicle limit.
- Firewood is for sale from hosts at the campground.
- Boat ramp access is available in the marinas located in the nearby towns of Frisco and Dillon.
Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain ski resorts are all located within 10 miles from Dillon Reservoir. These resorts stay open year round.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Reserve at Recreation.gov.|
|Closest Towns:||Keystone, CO; Frisco, CO|
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From I-70, take exit 205. Travel east on Highway 6 towards Keystone, Colorado, for approximately 3 miles. Turn right on Swan Mountain Road and proceed 1.5 miles to the Lowry Campground sign. Turn left and proceed a half mile to the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||27 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70755&topTabIndex=CampingSpot|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|