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Baby Doe Campground

Capacity: 500 People
Elevation: 9,900 Feet (3086.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 50
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted


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General Description

A campsite at Baby Doe Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
A campsite at Baby Doe Campground
Camping at Turquoise Lake is allowed only in the campgrounds. Dispersed camping is prohibited around the lake. Most of the campsites are under the Biospheric's reservation system. Reserve your site well in advance; Turquoise Lake campgrounds fill up most weekends throughout the summer. Each campground has a manager to help you with your needs. If you have not paid your fees through the reservation system, they can be paid at the self-pay fee station located at the entrance of each campground. Campsites not reserved revert to first come, first serve. All campgrounds are equipped with drinking water, toilets, picnic tables and fire rings. Dump stations for RVs are available near Molly Brown and Printer Boy Campgrounds.

Directions from Leadville: From the traffic light on Harrison Avenue drive north to Lake County Road 38 (Mountain View Drive). Make a left on to 38 and drive until you reach a T in the road. Turn right at the T. Follow this road until you reach a large parking area. Turn left here and cross a set of railroad tracks. This road will bring you to Turquoise Lake Road (County Road 9). Turn right on 9 and follow it less than 1 mile to Baby Doe Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through September (NOTE: Opening and closing dates vary due to weather conditions.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Per Night. All campgrounds are



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Beautiful campground - large sites, lots of trees and privacy, not very crowded.
Conditions: Little chilly at night (but what do you expect at 10,000 feet???)
Water Availability: Spigots by bathrooms were convenient and clean.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is an incredibly gorgeous campground. It's quiet and the facilities are clean and nice. There is a lot of space between campsites and it's an easy walk to the lake, with many sites being right on the lake.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Baby Doe Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Baby Doe Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Baby Doe Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Baby Doe Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Turquoise Lake
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Bear Lake Road, Hagerman Pass Road, St. Kevin Gulch
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Turquoise Lake Trail, Colorado Trail, Timberline Lake Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Colorado Trail, Hagerman Pass, St. Kevin Road, Bear Lake Road, Timberline Lake Trail
No
ICON Mushroom Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
No
ICON Plant Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Dam Flats Loop; St. Kevin, Turquoise Lake Loop; Sugarloaf Mountain
No
ICON Motorcycle Riding Hagerman Pass, Sugarloaf Mountain Road, Bear Lake Road, St. Kevin Road
No
ICON Canoeing Turquoise Lake
Yes



Related Activities
Bear Lake Trailhead - The trail that uses the Bear Lake Trailhead is the Colorado Trail in segment 9, Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake. From this landmark the Colorado Trail leads southwest toward the Timberline Lake Trailhead.

Belle Of Colorado Campground - Belle of Colorado Campground is one of 8 campgrounds surrounding Turquoise Lake. Tent sites only are available at this campground.

Father Dyer Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. The Father Dyer Campground has the capacity to house trailers up to 32'.

Hagerman Pass - Visitors traveling the entire Hagerman Pass Road from Turquoise Lake Road (Forest Road 105) to Fryingpan Lakes Road (State Highway 4) drive 22.5 miles.

Molly Brown Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. The Molly Brown Campground offers 47 reservable sites.

St. Kevin Road - St. Kevin Road can be used for many recreation opportunities. Four-wheel drivers, motorcyclists, mountain bikers and ATV riders can enjoy it during the summer months. Snowmobilers enjoy it during the winter.

Timberline Trail - This trail accesses Timberline Lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness. This is open to foot traffic only.



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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