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Bear Lake Campground

Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2992.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 29
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Remarks: Services include: potable water, picnic tables, fire grates, restrooms, trash collection
Reservation Status: Not Accepted


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General Description

Bear Lake Campground and Picnic Ground
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Bear Lake Campground and Picnic Ground
Bear Lake Campground is located in the Bear River area, 14 miles southwest of Yampa on Forest Development Road 900. It sits just east of Yampa Reservoir. A campground fee is charged. Reservations are not accepted.

Facilities:

The campground has 29 sites and a maximum spur length of 30 ft. It has drinking water, trash collection, restrooms, picnic tables, and fire grates.

Directions from Yampa: Travel S/SW on Routt County Rd #7 approximately 7 miles to FDR 900. Travel another 7 miles on FDR 900 to Bear Lake Campground on the left side of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through Mid-November (NOTE: Seasons may vary depending on weather. Fee charged. Water and trash service may be limited after October 1.) .



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



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailer Camping The maximum campsite spur length at Bear Lake is 30 ft.
Yes
ICON Camping Bear Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Yampa Reservoir, Bear River and numerous other lakes, reservoirs, and streams.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking The Bear Lake Trailhead is located adjacent to the campground. Several other trailheads can be found nearby.
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting Surrounding area, at least 1 mile from the campground.
No
ICON Viewing Scenery Bear River Valley and surrounding the surrounding Flat Tops.
Yes



Nearby Services

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit CO. Proceed N/NW on CH 131 approx. 35 miles to Steamboat Springs, CO.) Directions: Proceed E/NE on Forest Development Road 900 to Yampa, then north on Hwy. 131 to Steamboat Springs.

Gas Station: Various (Private - Profit CO.) Directions: Proceed 14 miles E/NE on Forest Development Road 900 to Yampa.

Groceries: Various (Private - Profit CO.) Directions: Proceed 14 miles E/NE on Forest Development Road 900 to Yampa.

Nearest Pay Phone: Various (Private - Profit CO.) Directions: Proceed E/NE on Forest Development Road 900

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit CO. Proceed N/NW on CH 131 approx. 35 miles to Steamboat Springs, CO.) Directions: Proceed E/NE on Forest Development Road 900 to Yampa, then north on Hwy 131 to Steamboat Springs.



Related Activities
Bear Lake Picnic Area - Bear Lake Picnic Ground is located in the Bear River area southwest of Yampa. It sits adjacent to Yampa Reservoir and Bear Lake Campground.

Mandall Lakes Trail - The Mandall Lakes Trail, located in the Flat Tops southwest of Yampa, leads from Yampa Reservoir, north past several lakes, to Mandall Pass.

Sawtooth Trail - The Sawtooth Trail is located in the Flat Tops, west of Yampa. It is accessed only by the Sand Creek Trail and leads to the headwaters of Trout Creek.

Ute Trail - The Ute Trail runs from the Bear River, southwest of Yampa, north to Heart Lake. It is open to ATV use in addition to foot and horseback travel.

Yamcolo Reservoir Boat Ramp - Yamcolo Reservoir is located in the Bear River area, southwest of Yampa at an elevation of about 9,500 feet.



More Information

Visitor Information:

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

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