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Camping: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > South Park Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lost Park Campground

Capacity: 100 People
Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 10
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Lost Park Campground & Trailhead are located approximately 20 miles southeast of the town of Jefferson, Colorado. This campground consists of 12 individual family campsites. Each campsites includes a table, fire grate and parking spur. Drinking water, garbage collection and vault toilets are located on site. The nearest public telephone is located in Jefferson, about 20 miles from the campground. The nearest fire and emergency services are also located in Jefferson.

This campground is adjacent to the Lost Park Wilderness. This 105,000 acre Wilderness has a wide variety of terrain and vegetation types, from steep rocky slopes to high mountain meadows and deep canyons. There are several trails leading out of the campground into the Wilderness.

Directions from Jefferson: Lost Park Campground & Trailhead are located approximately 20 miles southeast of the town of Jefferson, Colorado. Visitors may reach this area by taking State Highway 285 north out of Jefferson for one mile to County Road 56. Travel approximately 19 miles southeast on this road. This road dead-ends into the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: There is a $7/night camping fee, or a $3/day day use fee at this site. Odds are the first thing you will hear when you get out of your car is "MOO." There are multiple heards of cow near the campground, and along the Wigwam Trail into the Wilderness. The first 2 miles are the most interesting of the trail. We hiked in about 5 miles.
Conditions: A lot of cow patties!!



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Lost Park Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Lost Park Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Lost Park Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Lost Park Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Camping Lost Park Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Lost Park Creek, Willow Gulch
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Hunting Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Backpacking Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Lost Creek Wilderness
Yes



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Jefferson - Travel west 19.7 mi. on Forest Road 56 to Highway 285. Drive SW 1.2 mi. on US 285 to Jefferson.

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Jefferson - Travel west 19.7 mi. on Forest Road 56 to Highway 285. Drive SW 1.2 mi. on US 285 to Jefferson.



Related Activities
Wigwam Trail - The Wigwam Trail provides a less-crowded alternative to the Goose Creek Trailhead. The trail accesses the east side of the Lost Creek Wilderness Area.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Park County Tourism Office, P.O. Box 220 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-4279

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