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Storm King Campground

Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Remarks: 11 CAMPSITES. FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

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Stormking Campground is on the Middle Fork of Carnero Creek 10 miles northwest of La Garita and can be accessed via Monte Vista or Saguache. There are 11 campsites with tables, fireplaces, vault toilets and developed drinking water provided through hand pumps. Firewood is limited and no refuse receptacles are provided. 4 WD Forest Roads 685 and 684 are nearby.

Directions from Saguache, Colorado: Take Colorado Highway 114 14.5 miles west to a gravel road going south at Hodding Creek. Follow Forest Road 690 up House Log Creek and over Carnero Pass. The campground is 14 miles from Highway 114 by this route.

Directions from Monte Vista, Colorado: From U.S. Highway 285, take the La Garita turnoff (County Road 41G) and follow the paved road 6.0 miles west. Where the road forks, take the graveled Carnero Creek Road 14.5 miles northwest to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: After 9/10, Campground will be open for hunting season and Fall color viewing. No Services and no fees after this point until 11/15 or snow conditions close Campground.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Tables and fireplacesToilets -



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Storm King Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Maximum length 25 feet
Yes
ICON Tent Camping 11 sites, tables, fireplaces, toilets, drinking water (in season)
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Forest Road # 786 across the road from Campground
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting In season
Yes
ICON Picnicking Tables, fireplaces, toilets, drinking water (in season)
Yes



Nearby Services

Gas Station: VARIOUS PRIVATE CONCERNS (Private - Profit ON HIGHWAY 285 TO MONTE VISTA.) Directions: TRAVEL EAST/SOUTHEAST 17.5 MILES TO LA GARITA ROAD

Groceries: VARIOUS PRIVATE CONCERNS (Private - Profit)

Nearest Hospital: LOCAL (Private - Profit 18 MILES ON HIGHWAY 285.) Directions: TRAVEL 17.5 MILES EAST/SOUTHEAST TO LA GARITA

Nearest Pay Phone: LOCAL (Private - Profit ON HIGHWAY 285 TO MONTE VISTA.) Directions: TRAVEL 17.5 MILES EAST/SOUTHEAST TO LA GARITA ROAD



Related Activities
La Garita Creek Trail - The trail goes through all types of terrain as it goes toward Mesa Mountain (12,944 feet in elevation). The trail is used by horsemen, ATVs, motorcycles and foot traffic.



More Information

Visitor Information:

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

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