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Big Creek Lakes Campground

Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 54
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: 19 campsites reservable
Reservation Status: Accepted

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Big Creek Lakes Campground Reservations

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General Description

Big Creek Lakes Campground is the most popular campground on The Parks Ranger District, and includes a day-use area. Nineteen of the sites are under the reservation system and the remainder are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The units are situated next to Big Creek Lake, a scenic lake of 343 acres near the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. Moose are often seen near the campground. There are boating facilities and the lake is a popular destination area for campers and fishermen. The campground is 9,000 feet in elevation and summer temperatures are fairly cool. Big Creek Lakes are 35 miles and about and hour drive northwest of Walden.

Facilities: Big Creek Lakes has 54 sites, 19 of which are reservable. The campground has drinking water, trash service, and toilets.

Directions from Walden: Head north on Highway 125 for 9 miles to Cowdrey. Turn left at Cowdrey onto County Road 6W for 18 miles to Pearl. Take Forest Road 600 for 6 miles to the campground. Follow the signs.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: terrible fishing too many people but lots of animals and very pretty
Conditions: wet bugs

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: can get very crowded but pretty. Lots of deer and other wildlife.Rains alot.Nice campground with alot of privacy.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating There are boating facilities at the lake.
ICON RV Camping 75 foot maximum spur length.
ICON Tent Camping Big Creek Lakes
ICON Camping Big Creek Lakes Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Big Creek Lakes
ICON Hiking & Walking local trailheads
ICON Horseback Riding local trailheads
ICON Big Game Hunting general area
ICON Small Game Hunting general area
ICON Mountain Biking general non-wilderness area
ICON Specialized Landcraft (OHV's) Helena Trailhead
ICON Canoeing Big Creek Lake
ICON Picnicking Day use area
ICON Viewing Scenery surrounding area
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Red Elephant trail
ICON Viewing Wildlife Moose are commonly seen in the area.

Nearby Services

Nearest Hospital: Ivinson Memorial Hospital (Private - Other) Directions: 80 miles to Laramie

Nearest Pay Phone: Cowdrey Store (Private - Other) Directions: 24 miles to Cowdrey

Restaurants: Cowdrey Store (Private - Other) Directions: 24 miles to Cowdrey

Groceries: Cowdrey Store (Private - Other) Directions: 24 miles to Cowdrey

Emergency: local ambulance service (County) Directions: 35 miles to Walden

Gas Station: various (Private - Other) Directions: 35 miles to Walden

More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com


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