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Quick Facts

Meadows Campground

Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 31
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Meadows Campground
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Meadows Campground
Meadows Campground is located 15 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs on U.S. Highway 40 in the Rabbit Ears Pass area. The campground is surrounded by tall evergreens, in a serene location at and elevation of 9,300 feet. The visitor will find it quiet and relaxing, with stream fishing, hiking and mountain biking easily accessible.


Meadows Campground has 30 campsites with tables and fireplace grates, a water system (seasonal), vault toilets, dumpsters, and pull-thru trailer spaces up to 40 feet. Water and trash service normally terminate September 30.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: Travel 15 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs on US Highway 40 to Rabbit Ears Pass. The Campground is located on the south side of the highway, near the west summit of the pass.

Seasonal Information:
Limited Services: September through October (NOTE: No water, trash. Reduced fee Charged. Campground normally open. Actual opening and closing dates will be contingent on the weather.) . Normal Services Available: July through September (NOTE: Potable water, restroom, trash removal.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee a reduced fee is charged when

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Dot (Steamboat Springs, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The camp sites are spacious. Site #24 is large enough for a group or family with room to spare. Firewood was plentiful as many beetle kill pine trees have been cut for safety around the campground. Just bring an ax if there is no fire ban. There is still a beautiful canopy of pine and the cutting allows the area more sunshine. Not a bad thing. Big pull through site on the right cirle was the most popular with big rigs. Great picnic table just before the park pay station for big views and nice shade under the pines.
Conditions: It had just rained but only a couple sites were still wet or had puddles. The upper sites were dry and all the sunny sites dried quickly. No bugs in late August. The roads were nicely graveled so no mud or puddles. Perfect mix of sun and shade.
Water Availability: Water was not available at the campground but we knew that and took along what we needed. Get water in Steamboat or Kremmling whichever is on the way.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Camped August 19-21, 1999. Viewed 2 adult moose 50 yards from site #1. Some may find highway noise annoying, especially at night. Hummingbirds very active.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailer Camping pull-thru spaces, up to 40 feet
ICON RV Camping pull-thru spaces, up to 40 feet
ICON Camping Meadows Campground
ICON Cross-country Skiing Rabbit Ears Pass
ICON Cold Water Fishing Walton Creek 2 mi. west, Dumont Lake 7 mi. west
ICON Hiking & Walking Routt Divide Trail, Rabbit Ears Peaks, and other area trails
ICON Big Game Hunting General Area
ICON Mountain Biking area roads and trails
ICON Picnicking Ferndale Picnic Ground 4 mi. west, Dumont Picnic Ground 7 mi. east
ICON Ice & Snowcraft Travel Rabbit Ears Pass
ICON Snowshoeing Rabbit Ears Pass
ICON Viewing Scenery General Area

Nearby Services

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Other) Directions: 15 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs

Gas Station: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs

Groceries: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs

Nearest Pay Phone: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs

Related Activities
Ferndale Picnic Ground - Ferndale Picnic Ground is located southeast of Steamboat Springs, along HWY. 40, on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass.

Rabbit Ears Peak Trail - This trail is located southeast of Steamboat Springs, on Rabbit Ears Pass. It leads to Rabbit Ears Peak.

Routt Divide Trail - The Routt Divide Trail runs along the Park Range, south of Rabbit Ears 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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