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Quick Facts

Happy Meadows Campground

Capacity: 70 People
Elevation: 7,900 Feet (2462.6 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 7
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Happy Meadows Campground is located approximately three miles northwest of the small town of Lake George, Colorado. Visitors may reach this campground by taking Highway 24 northwest from Lake George for one mile to County Road 77. Travel approximately one mile and turn east on County Road 112 and the campground is located approximately one mile east on this road.

This campground consists of seven individual family campsites. The campsites each include a table, fire grate and parking spur. The nearest public telephone is located in Lake George, about three miles from the campground. The nearest fire and emergency services are also located in Lake George.

Located on the South Platte River and within ten miles of Elevenmile State
Recreation Area and Reservoir and Florissant Fossil Beds National
Monument, this site offers: fishing on the River and the Reservoir; hiking,
bicycling, horseback riding and motorcycling trails; and four-wheel driving opportunities.

Directions from Lake George: Happy Meadows Campground is located approximately 3 miles northwest of the small town of Lake George, Colorado. Visitors may reach this campground by taking Highway 24 northwest from Lake George for 1 mile to County Road 77. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn east on County Road 112 and the campground is located approximately 1 mile east on this road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: May through October .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Facilities include tables, fir



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Marvin Watson (Colorado spring , CO)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Awesome!
Conditions: Problems with ATV trails around river!
Water Availability: Fishing great!!!!!!!



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Happy Meadows Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Happy Meadows Campground - maximum length 16'
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Happy Meadows Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Happy Meadows Campground - maximum length 16'
Yes
ICON Camping Happy Meadows Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing South Platte River, Tarryall Creek
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Platte River Trailhead
No
ICON Horseback Riding Happy Meadows Campground
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Happy Platte Road
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Happy Meadows Campground
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding West Creek Area
Yes
ICON General Information Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center
No
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center
No



Nearby Services

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Lake George - Travel southwest 0.7 mi. on Forest Road 112 to County Road 77. Travel south 1.2 miles on County Road 77. Turn left on to Highway 24 and travel 1.2 miles southeast to Lake George

public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Lake George - Travel southwest 0.7 mi. on Forest Road 112 to County Road 77. Travel south 1.2 miles on County Road 77. Turn left on to Highway 24 and travel 1.2 miles southeast to Lake George



Related Activities
Platte River Trail - The Platte River Trail is an easy day hike for campers at the Happy Meadows Campground. Hiking, biking, horseback riding and fishing opportunities may be accessed from this site.



More Information

Visitor Information:

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

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