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Quick Facts

Highway Springs Campground

Elevation: 8,360 Feet (2606.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 16
Reservation Remarks: 11 UNITS. FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Highway Springs Campground on U.S. 160 - 9.27.91
Copyright: Jim Hughes - US Forest Service
Highway Springs Campground on U.S. 160 - 9.27.91
The south fork the Rio Grande provides fishing opportunities. The facilities include 11 campsites with tables and fireplaces, 5 campsites with fireplaces but no tables, 2 vault type toilets, trash cans and adequate turn around and parking space for RV's. No drinking water or firewood is provided.

Directions from South Fork: Take U.S. Highway 160 4 miles southwest. The campground is on the south side of the highway.

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 Water (NOT drinking water), tr



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open May through October. Fee area June through August. No potable water. Right along State Hiway 160, very convenient for overnight stays! Updated: 2000-05-18 16:44:00.0


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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Just drove by so dont' have specific details, but just know that this campground is right on 160, so it is very convienent, but probably also lots of noise from the road. Might be quiter options in the area.
Conditions: CLose to road.
Water Availability: ?



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Upper Beaver Creek and Beaver Creek Campgrounds nearby.
Yes
ICON RV Camping Adequate turn around and parking space. Maximum length is 35 feet.
Yes
ICON Tent Camping 16 sites, 11 tables, fireplaces, toilets, trash cans
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing South Fork of Rio Grande River
No
ICON Picnicking 11 tables, fireplaces, toilets, trash cans
Yes



Nearby Services

Gas Station: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 4 MILES TO SOUTH FORK

Groceries: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 4 MILES TO SOUTH FORK

Nearest Pay Phone: LOCAL (Private - Profit) Directions: 4 MILES TO SOUTH FORK, COLORADO.

Restaurants: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 4 MILES TO SOUTH FORK, COLORADO.



Related Activities
Beaver Creek Campground - The facilities include 20 sites with tables and fireplaces. Attractions in the area include fishing in Beaver Creek and Beaver Reservoir and hiking on Tewksberry Trail 842.

Ride Thru The Rockies Scenic Byway - Within the Divide District of the Rio Grande National Forest, winds a specially designed car tour. This lengthy course, composed of inspiring scenery and captivating wildlife, creates an excellent modem for viewing elk and deer.

Tewksberry Trail - Tewksberry Trail makes a gentle ascent over scenic Meadow Pass between Cattle Mountain and Demijohn Peak. This trail is not used excessively by hikers which gives the opportunity for solitude.

Upper Beaver Creek Campground - Upper Beaver Creek Campground is southwest of South Fork in the Beaver Creek drainage.13 campsites with tables and fireplaces.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Alamosa Visitor Information Center, Cole Park , Alamosa, CO, 81101, Phone: 719-589-4840, bluskys@alamosa.org

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