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Quick Facts

Park Creek Campground

Elevation: 8,500 Feet (2649.6 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 13
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Wolf Creek Pass is 9.5 miles from the campground and the south fork of the Rio Grande and Park Creek are accessible for fishing. There is a parking lot across the bridge from Highway 160 on Park Creek Road.

The facilities include 13 sites with tables and fireplaces (firewood is not provided), 2 vault type toilets, centralized refuse bin and a developed drinking water system with hand pumps (in season) and adequate turn around and parking space for trailers.

Directions from South Fork: Travel southwest 6 1/2 miles on U.S. Highway 160 and turn south (left) into Park Creek Campground. The turn off is 1/4 mile west of the Park Creek Forest Access Road intersection.

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

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Developed drinking water syste

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed Updated: 2000-05-09 10:50:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Turn around space is adequate. Maximum length is 35 feet.
ICON Tent Camping 13 sites, tables, fireplaces, toilets, trash bin, drinking water (in season)
ICON Camping Park Creek Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing South fork of the Rio Grande and Park Creek.
ICON Picnicking Tables, fireplaces, toilets, trash bin, drinking water (in season)
ICON Scenic Driving Wolf Creek Pass 9.5 miles

Nearby Services

Gas Station: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 MILES TO SOUTH FORK, COLORADO.

Nearest Pay Phone: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 MILES TO SOUTH FORK, COLORADO.

Restaurants: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 MILES TO SOUTH FORK, COLORADO.

Related Activities
Columbine Picnic Ground - Columbine Picnic Area is located alongside U.S. Highway 160, 26 miles west of Del Norte and 9 miles west of South Fork.

Swale Lake Four-Wheel Drive Road - This road switches back and forth through the old Park Creek burn which burned 600 acres in 1960. You can see how the new young forest has established itself.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Rio Grande National Forest, 1803 West Highway 160 , Monte Vista, CO, 81144, Phone: 719-852-5941, Fax: 719-852-6250, TTY: 719-852-6271


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