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Rock Creek Campground

Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2930.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 14
Reservation Remarks: 13 CAMPSITES. FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Rock Creek Picnic Area is on Rock Creek across the stream from Rock Creek Campground. One can fish on North Fork Rock Creek and South Fork Rock Creek. This is an area for big game hunting. There is trail access to Alamosa-Rock Creek Trail 703, North Fork Rock Creek Trail 704 and South Fork Rock Creek Trail 702.

The facilities include 14 sites with tables and fireplaces, vault type toilets, ample parking and convenient trailer space. No drinking water or firewood are provided.

Directions from Monte Vista, Colorado: Take Colorado Highway 15 south 2.0 miles. Then take the Rock Creek Road 12.0 miles southwest to the Forest boundary where it becomes Forest Road #265. Rock Creek Campground is 16 miles southwest of Highway 15.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Campground alternates staying open after Labor Day until November 15 for hunting season and Fall color viewing. Reduced rates/services. Campground may close earlier due to deep snow.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Tables, fireplaces, ample park



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-05-09 10:52:00.0


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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Nice campsites along the creek. The campground is long, with plenty of space between sites. Easy to find; just follow the signs. My one big disappointment was that the area trails were poorly marked; I only found one trailhead instead of the 3 listed on the web site. In spite of the reputation of the campground 3 miles up the road being a "party campground", this place was nice and quiet.
Conditions: Warm to hot days (beginning of Summer 2005 Heat Wave), cool nights. Some thunderstorms. You have your pick of shady or open sites. Bugs weren't a problem; repellant took care of the few that were present.
Water Availability: No water available. I brought my own.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Maximum length 30 feet. Convenient spaces.
Yes
ICON Tent Camping 13 sites
Yes
ICON Camping Rock Creek Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing North Fork Rock Creek and South Fork Rock Creek
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Alamosa-Rock Creek Trail 703, North Fork Rock Creek Trail 704, and South Fork Rock Creek Trail 702.
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting When in season, Alamosa-Rock Creek Trail 703, North Fork Rock Creek Trail 704, and South Fork Rock Creek Trail 702.
No
ICON Picnicking Rock Creek Family Campground
Yes



Nearby Services

Gas Station: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES NORTH TO MONTE VISTA, COLORADO.

Groceries: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES NORTH TO MONTE VISTA, COLORADO.

Nearest Hospital: LOCAL (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES NORTH TO MONTE VISTA, COLORADO.

Nearest Pay Phone: LOCAL (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES NORTH TO MONTE VISTA, COLORADO.

Restaurants: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 15 MILES NORTH TO MONTE VISTA, COLORADO



Related Activities
South Fork Rock Creek Trail - South Rock Creek Trail is lightly used and offers spectacular views from the top. Wildflowers, when in bloom, are prolific. The trail is rated as easy, with an occasional moderately difficult stretch.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Creede-Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 580 , Creede, CO, 81130, Phone: 800-327-2102 or 719-658-2374, Fax: 719-658-2717

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