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Red Dirt Reservoir Recreation Area

Elevation: 8,400 Feet (2618.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: Services include: restroom.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted


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General Description

Red Dirt Reservoir is located about 40 miles east of Yampa in the Gore Pass area at an elevation of 8,400 feet. The area offers dispersed camping around the reservoir. Some of the recreation opportunities in the area include fishing in the reservoir, hiking, mountain biking, and viewing scenery.

Facilities:

The campsites are dispersed. There is a restroom. There is NO trash collection and Drinking water is NOT available.

Directions from Yampa: Travel south on Hwy 131 approximately 11 miles to Hwy 134. Go east on Hwy 134 approximately 20 miles to Forest Development Road 100. Go north on FDR 100 about 8 miles to FDR 101. Go north on FDR 101 about 2 miles to Red Dirt Reservoir.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Early June through Mid-November (NOTE: Services limited: No water, no trash, no restroom.) .



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Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Louisa Rozycki
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: Been camping here for 20+ years. but this place is gone so far down hill, not sure going to return. stayed july 30th 2016 trash out of control, ppl camping along shore, you could hardly even get a spot to fish, at one point 19 ppl swimming, Dogs running free, our older dog{on a Leash}attacked 2 times, my 23 year old son attacked once. 4*4s tearing up shore, at one point while fishing one was driving back and forth 10 feet behind us. very sad sight this weekend.

Filed By: Pattie starbird (landrum, SC)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Hey Judy I heard they have dancing fish there. Happy casting

Filed By: judy zitzer (Wheat Ridge, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: How is the camping at Red Dirt?

Filed By: Tiffany Green (Littleton, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Spacious sites, beautiful and quiet. Fishing was not so good.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Beautiful area. Fishing good. Mostly good for tents. Hard to get rv's level.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Dispersed sites around the reservoir.
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Red Dirt Reservoir
Yes
ICON Forest Areas Red Dirt Reservoir Recreation Area
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking There are a couple of trails nearby.
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting surrounding area
No
ICON Viewing Scenery surrounding area
Yes



Nearby Services

Nearest Pay Phone: Various (Private - Profit . Proceed E/SE on FDR 100 approx. 4 miles to CH 134. Proceed East on CH 134 approx. 5 miles to US 40. Proceed South on US 40 approx. 6 miles to Kremmling, CO.) Directions: southeast in Kremmling

Nearest Hospital: Various (Private - Profit . Proceed E/SE on FDR 100 approx. 4 miles to CH 134. Proceed East on CH 134 approx. 5 miles to US 40. Proceed South on US 40 approx. 6 miles to Kremmling, CO.) Directions: northwest in Steamboat Springs

Gas Station: Various (Private - Profit . Proceed E/SE on FDR 100 approx. 4 miles to CH 134. Proceed East on CH 134 approx. 5 miles to US 40. Proceed South on US 40 approx. 6 miles to Kremmling, CO.) Directions: southeast in Kremmling

Groceries: Various (Private - Profit . Proceed E/SE on FDR 100 approx. 4 miles to CH 134. Proceed East on CH 134 approx. 5 miles to US 40. Proceed South on US 40 approx. 6 miles to Kremmling, CO.) Directions: southeast in Kremmling



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Visitor Information:

Yampa Ranger District, P.O. Box 7, 300 Roselawn Ave. , Yampa, CO, 80483, Phone: 970-638-4516

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