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Father Dyer Campground

Capacity: 130,260 People
Elevation: 9,900 Feet (3086.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 26
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: 22 of 26 sites available for reservation.
Reservation Status: Accepted



Father Dyer Campground Reservations



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General Description

A campsite at Father Dyer Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
A campsite at Father Dyer Campground
Camping at Turquoise Lake is only 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 approximately 1.25 miles to Father Dyer 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: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Very quiet mid-week and beautifully kept by the camp-host. There was one other occupied site. The fee is actually $15 per night not $12 as listed. Anyone finding a cell phone there, email me! It was the only glitch in a great camping trip.
Water Availability: Rest rooms evenly spaced throughout the camp, sinks have cold water and are difficult to operate. Stainless steel toilets were very cold but greatly appreciated :)

Filed By: Jen H
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Difficult to find, LOUD kids at nite well past "quiet time", frustrating that the camp hosts did nothing about it
Conditions: Great sites, widely spaced, lots of trees
Water Availability: Drinking water abundant.Flush toilets a surprise!

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: These campgrounds are very widely spaced, compared to other campgrounds. Lots of trees!!



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
No
ICON Boat Launching Turquoise Lake - Tabor Boat Ramp, Matchless Boat Ramp
No
ICON Boating Turquoise Lake
Yes
ICON RV Camping Father Dyer Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Father Dyer Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Father Dyer Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Father Dyer 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 Big Game Hunting Holy Cross Wilderness Area
No
ICON Animal Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
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
Baby Doe Campground - Baby Doe Campground is one of 8 campgrounds surrounding Turquoise Lake. It has 50 reservable sites with a maximum trailer size for the campground of 32'.

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.

Colorado Midland-Hagerman Pass Trail - This is a moderately easy loop in the Hagerman Pass area. This is a great walk for those with an interest in railroad and western history.

Colorado Trail (Turquoise Lake to Halfmoon Creek) - This section of the Colorado Trail is known as #10. It begins west of Turquoise Lake and ends 11.5 miles later in the Halfmoon Creek drainage.

ColoradoTrail (Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake) - This segment of the Colorado Trail leads users through lodgepole, spruce-fir and aspen forests. It consists of moderately difficult terrain.

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.

May Queen Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. The Mayqueen offers 13 reservable sites of 27 without flush toilets and sinks.

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.

Native Trail - This trail exists within the Mount Massive Wilderness Area. Hikers or horseback riders may use a number of different trail routes that vary in difficulty and/or length.

Silver Dollar Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. Thirty-nine of the Silver Dollar's sites are reservable with the capacity to house trailers up to 22'.

Tabor Boat Launch - On the shores of Turquoise Lake are two paved boat ramps. Tabor Boat Ramp is located on the northeastern shore of the lake.

Tabor Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. Sites at the Tabor Campground are not reservable.



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

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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