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Twin Peaks Campground

Capacity: 390 People
Elevation: 9,619 Feet (2998.4 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 39
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Twin Peaks Campground, looking at Twin Peaks
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Twin Peaks Campground, looking at Twin Peaks
There are five Forest Service Campgrounds in the Twin Lakes area: Dexter, Lakeview, Parry Peak, Twin Peaks and White Star. Campsites at Dexter, Parry Peak and Twin Peaks Campgrounds are first come, first serve. Around the lakes, camping is permitted only in campgrounds. Each campground has a manager to assist you with your needs. All campgrounds are equipped with drinking water, toilets, picnic tables, fire rings and trash collection. An RV dump station is available near White Star Campground.

Directions from Twin Lakes: Drive approximately 3.25 miles west of the village of Twin Lakes on Highway 82 to reach the Twin Peaks Campground.

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



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee All campgrounds are equipped w



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Trish Muller (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Beautiful campground! Paid $13 per night. A lot of other campgrounds were charging $15. We thought it was a great price considering it had unbelievable views! The views of the twin peaks and the raging river were spectacular (you have to get the sites towards the back of the campground for the good views). We have a 19' pop-up and had no problems finding a great site. The largest camper we saw there was a 28 foot trailer. I believe they have sites to accommodate larger. The walk-in campsites right next to the river were gorgeous! It's a little bit of a steep walk but there were railroad ties for steps - worth the walk to see the river!! All the sites are very large and spacious. They are not close together at all. Plenty of room. We loved the grates that were over the fire rings. Great for cast iron cookware! The campgroud hosts were very friendly and gave us great tips for things to do in the area. Although there are no hook ups - we can't wait to go back in late July. Dump station is just a few miles down the road - $10.00 dump fee.
Conditions: Took are trip in early June. It was snowing lightly when we arrived on a Thursday. Things cleared up after a couple of hours and the next 3 days were sunny and about 70 degrees. We had our heater on each night. Only 2 other sites were filled. Our site was shadey but had a beautiful sunny grassy area to put our lounge chairs which faced the awesome mountains. The campground was mostly shadey but had alot of sites with both shade and sun. The river is down below the main campground with about 5 walk-in sites right next to the river. We noticed quite a few trees cut down due to the pine beetles but still a rustic, woodsey campground. Very, very quiet.
Water Availability: We were about 200 feet from the tall water faucet. It wasn't the pump type. Plenty of nice cold drinking water! They had quite a few water stations throughout the campgroud and plenty of bathrooms as well. The bathrooms were VERY clean and didn't smell.

Filed By: Paige (Denver, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Right next to the river, this campground was Heaven for us. It reminded me of camping as a little girl; lots of trees, access to water, "roughing it" without feeling the slightest bit uncomfortable. I would love to stay here again for more than one night. Make sure you check out the store in Twin Lakes for unique local souvenirs.
Conditions: It began to rain about an hour after we arrived. After raining for maybe 30 minutes, the rain turned into snow. That lasted about an hour and a half, then it cleared up. The following day it was clear and beautiful. The grounds were soft and comfortable. The stakes went in very easily and held perfectly. The benches were nice and high, and there was a fire pit and a barbecue in every campsite. The closest campers to us were a good 300 feet away.
Water Availability: We intentionally camped next to the drinking water faucet. I only saw the one faucet, but that doesn't mean there weren't more. The faucet was about 200 feet from the restrooms, which were clean. We never ran out of water.

Filed By: Terri Hugley (Elbert, co)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We try to stay here 1-2 times a season. It is usually quiet and the hosts are super nice. You can usually see deer in the early morning. This is one of ur favorites, for sure.
Conditions: This campground is kept nice. Most sites are shady.
Water Availability: The water is good. Regular tall faucet, not a pump hydrant.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
No
ICON Boating Twin Lakes Reservoir
No
ICON Boat Launching Twin Lakes Reservoir - Dexter Boat Ramp, Red Rooster Boat Ramp
No
ICON RV Camping Twin Peaks Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Twin Peaks Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Twin Peaks Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Twin Peaks Campground
Yes
ICON Automobile Travel Independence Pass Scenic Drive
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lake Creek
Yes
ICON Fishing Twin Lakes Reservoir
No
ICON Four-Wheel Driving South Fork Lake Creek Road
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Black Cloud Trail, LaPlata Peak Trail, Willis Gulch Trail, Colorado Trail, Echo Canyon Trail, Sayres Gulch Trail, South Fork Lake Creek Trail
No
ICON Horseback Riding Black Cloud Trail, LaPlata Peak Trail, Willis Gulch Trail, Colorado Trail, Echo Canyon Trail, Sayres Gulch Trail, South Fork Lake Creek Trail
No
ICON Bird Identification Twin Peaks Campground
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Twin Lakes Reservoir
No
ICON Mountain Biking South Fork Lake Creek Road
No
ICON ATV Riding South Fork Lake Creek Road
No
ICON Motorcycle Riding South Fork Lake Creek Road
No
ICON General Information Twin Lakes Reservoir Visitor Center
No
ICON Canoeing Twin Lakes Reservoir
No
ICON Scenic Driving Independence Pass
Yes
ICON Viewing Historic Sites Twin Lakes Reservoir - Interlaken
No



Related Activities
Black Cloud Trail - Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft elevation is the highest point in Colorado. It is the second highest mountain in the adjacent 48 states.

Interlaken Interpretive Site - This trail offers an easy walk to the historic resort cabins of Interlaken. Hikers and history buffs can visit the historic Interlaken by following the Colorado Trail along the south side of the lake.

La Plata Peak (north route) - La Plata is one of Colorado's peaks that reaches above 14,000 feet. At 14,336' it is Colorado's fifth highest peak.

Parry Peak Campground - Perry Peak Campground is located west of Twin Lakes Reservoir on Highway 82. Many recreation opportunities are accessible from this campground including fishing, canoeing, hiking, motorcycle riding, four-wheel driving and mountain biking.

South Fork Lake Creek Road - South Fork Lake Creek (Forest Road 391) begins at Highway 82 about 8 miles west of Twin Lakes Village and ends at the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary.

Twin Lakes General Forest Area - The Twin Lakes are located on Highway 82, approximately 20 miles south of Leadville. This area offers a wide range of attractions, including fishing, boating, camping and scenic driving.

Willis Gulch Trail - This is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of 2,400 feet. The end destination is Willis Lake and a mine just beyond the lake .



More Information

Visitor Information:

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box P, South US 24 , Buena Vista, CO, 81211, Phone: 719-395-6612

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