Deep Lake Campground

Site with lake nearby at Deep lake 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. 36 CFR 261.50(a)**

At an elevation of 10,580 feet, subalpine Deep Lake Campground is on the east side of 37 acre Deep Lake. Located in a sparse spruce/fir forest, the campground has nice views of Deep Lake, the subalpine meadows surrounding and the start of Deep Creek canyon. Deep Lake Campground is the largest and most popular campground on the Eagle Ranger District. It has 35 sites with picnic tables, fire ring grills and level gravel driveways that can generally accommodate an RV under the length of 35 feet.

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For 2021, Deep Lake Campground Planed opening is June 25 but is dependant on snow melt, road conditions, and overall access to the area. 
Reservations: Not reservable. First come, first served.
Fees: Check our forest-wide campground table for current pricing. 
Open Season: 06/25/2021 - 09/30/2021
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Only non-motorized boats or boats with electric motors are allowed in Deep Lake.
Closest Towns: Dotsero, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, (970) 827-5715

General Information


From Eagle, CO travel 13 miles west I-70 to the Dotsero, CO exit and follow the signs for Sweetwater/Burns by turning north, right, onto the Colorado River Rd. Stay on this road for 1 3/4 miles and then turn left onto Coffee Pot Springs Rd., FDR 600. Follow this road for 29 miles to the campground.

General Notes:

Vault Toilet at Deep Lake:

A vault toilet at Deep Lake Campground

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 36 single site(s), 1 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable

RV Camping

No. of Sites 37
Reservation Info not reservable
Pavement Type for Parking dirt/gravel
Hookup - Water no
Size Restrictions Can generally accommodate RVs or vehicles with trailers less than 35 feet long
Hookup - Sewer no
Dump Stations no
Hookups - Electric no
Corrals Can generally accommodate RVs or vehicles with trailers less than 35 feet long

Lake and Pond Fishing

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

Viewing Scenery


Scenic Driving

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation :