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Dexter Campground

Capacity: 240 People
Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 24
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Dexter Point Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Dexter Point Campground
There are five Forest Service Campgrounds in the Twin Lakes area: Dexter, Lakeview, Parry Peak, Twin Peaks and White Star. Dexter Campground is essentially a gravel parking area for RV's. It is not attractive or recommended for tent camping.

Campsites at Dexter, Parry Peak and Twin Peaks Campgrounds are first come, first serve. Lakeview and White Star Campgrounds have a combination of first come-first serve sites as well as sites by reservation. Reservations for individual sites are available at White Star and Lakeview Campgrounds as well as group site reservations at Lakeview Campground. Reservations can be made by calling 1.877.444.6777. 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. A RV dump station is available near White Star Campground.

Directions from Twin Lakes: Drive approximately 4.5 miles east of Twin Lakes Village on Highway 82. Turn right on the Dexter Campground access road. If you reach the intersection of Highway 24 and 82 you've gone too far.

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



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



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail
No
ICON Boat Launching Twin Lakes Reservoir - Dexter Point Boat Ramp, Red Rooster Boat Ramp
Yes
ICON Boating Twin Lakes Reservoir
Yes
ICON Family Camping Dexter Family Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Dexter Family Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Dexter Family Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Dexter Family Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Dexter Campground
Yes
ICON Automobile Travel Independence Pass, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON History Interlaken Historic Site, Twin Lakes Village Historic Site
Yes
ICON Fishing Lake Creek, Mt. Elbert Forebay, Twin Lakes Reservoir
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Lost Canyon Road, Flume Creek Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Big Willis Gulch Trail, Black Cloud Trail, Colorado Trail, Echo Canyon Trail, Hope Pass Trail, Independence Pass Trail, Interlaken Trail, Lily Ponds Trail, South Mt. Elbert Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Big Willis Gulch Trail, Black Cloud Trail, Colorado Trail, Echo Canyon Trail, Hope Pass Trail, Independence Pass Trail, Interlaken Trail, Lily Ponds Trail, South Mt. Elbert Trail
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
No
ICON Small Game Hunting Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
No
ICON Bird Identification Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
No
ICON Mushroom Identification Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Pine Cone Gathering Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Twin Lakes Reservoir
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Lost Canyon Road, Flume Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road, Interlaken Loop, Mt. Elbert Creek - one way, Mt. Elbert Creek/Pipeline Loop
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Lost Canyon Road, Flume Creek Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road
No
ICON Motorcycle Riding Lost Canyon Road, Flume Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road
No
ICON General Information Elbert Power Plant Visitor Center
No
ICON Canoeing Twin Lakes Reservoir
Yes
ICON Picnicking Twin Lakes Reservoir - Dexter Point Picnic Grounds, Mt. Elbert Picnic Grounds, Twin Lakes Historic Park Picnic Grounds
Yes
ICON Scenic Driving Independence Pass, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON Road Biking Independence Pass Road
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Independence Pass Road, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Twin Lakes Village
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes



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.

Colorado Trail (Halfmoon to Twin Lakes) - This segment of the Colorado Trail begins in the Halfmoon Drainage and continues for approximately 6 miles to the Lakeview Campground above Twin Lakes.

Colorado Trail (Twin Lakes to Clear Creek Rd.) - This segment of the Colorado Trail leads from Twin Lakes Reservoir to Clear Creek Road. It is a popular segment that is used by many runners training for the long-distance foot race the Leadville 100.

Dexter Point Boat Launch - On the shores of Twin Lakes Reservoir are two paved boat ramps. Dexter Point Boat Ramp is located on the northeastern shore of the lake.

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.

Lakeview Campground - Lakeview Campground is located in the Twin Lakes area, but not immediately on the reservoir. Lakeview is the closest developed campground to the South Mt. Elbert Trailhead.

Mt. Elbert - Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft elevation is the highest point in Colorado. It is the second highest mountain in the lower 48 states.

Mt. Elbert Family Picnic Ground - Mt. Elbert Family Picnic Ground is located on the northern shore of Twin Lakes Reservoir east of the Mt. Elbert Power Plant. Visitors who use this facility will have access to the lakes as well as the surrounding terrain.

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.

Twin Peaks Campground - There are five Forest Service Campgrounds in the Twin Lakes area: Dexter, Lakeview, Parry Peak, Twin Peaks and White Star. Thirty-nine sites are available at Twin Peaks Campground on a first come, first serve basis,

Whitestar Campground - Whitestar Family Campground is one of five campgrounds surrounding Twin Lakes Reservoir. Reservation status of the 68 campsites at Whitestar vary between first come, first serve and reservations accepted.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Greater Leadville Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 861 , Leadville, CO, 80461, Phone: 719-486-3900, Fax: 719-486-8478, leadville@sni.net

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