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Quick Facts

Sheriff's Reservoir Campground

Elevation: 9,800 Feet (3054.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Remarks: Services include: fire grates, restroom, trash collection.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Sheriff Reservoir
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Sheriff Reservoir
Sheriff Reservoir is a small campground in the Dunckley Pass area, 17 miles northwest of Yampa. It is located 3 miles off the Flat Tops Trail Scenic and Historic Byway, on FDR 959/960. The campground sits adjacent to Sheriff Reservoir.

Facilities:

Services are limited at this campground. Drinking water is NOT available. It does have trash collection, a restroom, and fire grates. The campground has 6 sites and a maximum spur length of 20 ft.

Directions from Yampa: 17 miles total: Travel W/NW on County Rd 17 approximately 5 miles to County Road 132/FH 16. Turn left and go about 9 miles to FDR 959/960. Go south on FDR 959/960 about 3 miles to Sheriff's Reservoir Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late June through Mid-November (NOTE: Seasons may vary depending on weather and snow depth. Fee charged. No drinking water available. Trash service may be limited after October 1.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee



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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Beautiful and secluded.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailer Camping The maximum campsite spur length is 20 ft.
Yes
ICON Camping Sheriff's Reservoir Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing The campground sits adjacent to Sheriff's Reservoir.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Several trails begin within 1 mile of the campground.
No
ICON Big Game Hunting nearby surrounding area
No
ICON Viewing Scenery Flat Tops Scenic and Historic Byway, and the surrounding area.
Yes



Nearby Services

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit Proceed E/NE on FH 16 approx. 5 miles to Cty Rd 25. Proceed N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO. Proceed N/ NW on CH 131 approx. 25 miles to Steamboat Springs) Directions: 38 miles northeast in Steamboat Springs.

Gas Station: Various (Private - Profit Proceed E/NE on FH 16 approx. 5 miles to Cty Rd 25. Proceed N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO.) Directions: 11 miles northeast in Oak Creek or14 miles southeast in Yampa.

Groceries: Various (Private - Profit Proceed E/NE on FH 16 approx. 5 miles to Cty Rd 25. Proceed N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO.) Directions: 11 miles northeast in Oak Creek or14 miles southeast in Yampa.

Nearest Pay Phone: Various (Private - Profit Proceed E/NE on FH 16 approx. 5 miles to Cty Rd 25. Proceed N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO.) Directions: 11 miles northeast in Oak Creek or14 miles southeast in Yampa.

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit Proceed E/NE on FH 16 approx. 5 miles to Cty Rd 25. Proceed N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO. Proceed N/ NW on CH 131 approx. 25 miles to Steam-boat Spr) Directions: 38 miles northeast in Steamboat Springs.

Gas Station: Various (Private - Profit Proceed E/NE on FH 16 approx. 5 miles to Cty Rd 25. Proceed N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO.) Directions: 11 miles northeast in Oak Creek or 14 miles southeast in Yampa.

Groceries: Various (Private - Profit Proceed E/NE on FH 16 approx. 5 miles to Cty Rd 25. Proceed N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO.) Directions: 11 miles northeast in Oak Creek or 14 miles southeast in Yampa.

Nearest Pay Phone: Various (Private - Profit Proceed E/NE on FH 16 approx. 5 miles to Cty Rd 25. Proceed N/NE on Cty Rd 25 approx. 5 miles to Oak Creek, CO.) Directions: 11 miles northeast in Oak Creek or 14 miles southeast in Yampa.



Related Activities
Black Mountain Creek Trail - The Black Mountain Creek Trail is located in the Flat Tops west of Yampa. It leads from Sheriff Reservoir to the East Fork Trail #1119.

Bunker Basin Trail - The Bunker Basin Trail, west of Yampa in the Dunckley Pass area, leads from Sheriff Reservoir to Haley Reservoir.

Sand Creek Trail - The Sand Creek Trail leads from the Bear River Valley, near Yamcolo Reservoir, to Sheriff Reservoir, south of Dunckley Pass.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, P.O. Box 774408, 1255 S Lincoln Ave. , Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477, Phone: 970-879-0880, Fax: 970-879-2543, http://www.steamboat-chamber.com

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