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Camping: Colorado > Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests > Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District

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Dry Lake Campground

Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2493.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 8
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Dry Lake Campground is located 8 miles northeast of Steamboat Springs on the Buffalo Pass Road, at an elevation of 8,000 feet. This small campground is in a good area to access some great hiking and biking, and is within a reasonable driving distance of the commercially operated Strawberry Park Hot Springs.


Dry Lake has 8 campsites with tables and fireplace grates. Vault toilets and drinking water (seasonal) are available. Trailer spaces are available with a maximum length of 16 feet. Drinking water and trash service normally end after Labor Day. A reduction in fees will usually accompany a reduction in services.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: Travel 4 miles north of Steamboat Springs on Routt County Road #36 (Strawberry Park Rd), then 3.6 miles east on Routt County Road #38 (Buffalo Pass Rd). The campground is located to the north of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Limited Services: Labor Day Weekend through Mid-October (NOTE: Actual opening and closing dates will be contingent on the weather.) . Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Services limited after Labor Day (no water, trash) and fee reduced.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Fee reduced when services are

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Maximum spur length, 16 feet.
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping Dry Lake Campground
ICON Hiking & Walking general area
ICON Mountain Biking general area
ICON Viewing Scenery general area

Nearby Services

Emergency: various (County) Directions: 8 miles southeast to Steamboat Springs.

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Other) Directions: 8 miles southeast to Steamboat Springs.

Groceries: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 8 miles southeast to Steamboat Springs.

Gas Station: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 8 miles southeast to Steamboat Springs.

Nearest Pay Phone: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 8 miles southeast to Steamboat Springs.

Related Activities
Elk Park Trailhead - The Elk Park Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs on Forest Road 314. It provides access to the Elk Park Trail #1118, linking to the Swamp Park Trail #1100.

Spring Creek Trail - The Spring Creek Trail begins on the northeast edge of Steamboat Springs. It leads up to the Buffalo Pass Road at Dry Lake Campground. It is close to town, and popular for hiking, running, and mountain biking.

Summit Park Trailhead - The Summit Park Trailhead is located 6 miles north of Steamboat Springs on Forest Road 314. It accesses trail #1206, which leads to Summit Park.

Swamp Park Trail - Swamp Park Trail leads from Mad Creek, several miles north of Steamboat Springs, north to the upper Elk River near Seedhouse Campground. It can be enjoyed for both summer and winter activities.

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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