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North Fork Reservoir Campground

Capacity: 80 People
Elevation: 11,000 Feet (3428.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 8
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

The campground is located next to North Fork Reservoir. The North Fork of the Arkansas River flows from the reservoir. There are beaver ponds for fishing along the road to the campground. The area is wooded with Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and aspen trees. There is a small parking area for anglers day use in the campground.

There a eight sites that accommodate trailers 20 feet long and tent camping at the North Fork Reservoir Campground. Vault toilets, tables, fire grates and trash dumpsters are provided for users. There is no drinking water and no hookups available.

Fishing in North Fork Reservoir and the North Fork of the South Arkansas River is the main attraction at this site. There is opportunity for four-wheel driving, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking from this location.

Directions from Poncha Springs: From the intersection of Highways 50 and 285 drive west on Highway 50. Continue for 6 miles until you reach County Road 240. Turn right (north) on to 240 and travel 10 miles to the North Fork Campground. County Road 240 is paved for the first 3.5 miles. The remaining 6.5 miles to the campground is dirt road. After the Angel of Shavano Campground the road may be very rough and steep. Be sure to watch for large rocks in the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-June through Mid-September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Vault toilets, tables, fire gr
extra vehicle charge Call for Current Fee An extra vehicle charge of $4



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping North Fork Family Campground - maximum length 44'
Yes
ICON Tent Camping North Fork Family Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping North Fork Family Campground - maximum length 44'
Yes
ICON Camping North Fork Reservoir Campground
Yes
ICON Family Camping North Fork Family Campground
Yes
ICON Cross-country Skiing North Fork Road
Yes
ICON Fishing North Fork of the South Arkansas River, North Fork reservoir
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving North Fork Road (County Road 240), Powerline Road (County Road 219), Cree Creek Road (County Road 228)
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Colorado Trail, Mt. Shavano Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding North Fork Road (County Road 240), Powerline Road (County Road 219), Cree Creek Road (County Road 228), Colorado Trail, Mt. Shavano Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Colorado Trail, Mt. Shavano Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Colorado Trail, Mt. Shavano Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Colorado Trail, Mt. Shavano Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Colorado Trail, Mt. Shavano Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking North Fork Road (County Road 240), Powerline Road (County Road 219), Cree Creek Road (County Road 228), Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding North Fork Road (County Road 240), Powerline Road (County Road 219), Cree Creek Road (County Road 228)
Yes
ICON ATV Riding North Fork Road (County Road 240), Powerline Road (County Road 219), Cree Creek Road (County Road 228)
Yes
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
Yes



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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