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Jefferson Creek Campground

Capacity: 170 People
Elevation: 10,100 Feet (3148.4 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 17
Reservation Status: Not Accepted



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General Description

Jefferson Creek Campground is located approximately 23 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. This campground consists of 17 individual family campsites. The campsites each include a table, fire grate and parking spur. Campground facilities include drinking water, garbage collection and vault toilets. The nearest public telephone is
located in Jefferson, about six miles from the campground. The nearest fire and emergency services are also located in Jefferson. Nearby attractions include fishing in Jefferson Lake and Creek, and hiking the Colorado Trail.


Directions from Fairplay: Jefferson Creek Campground is located approximately 23 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors may reach this site by taking State Highway 285 north from Fairplay 17 miles to the town of Jefferson. Then drive west on County Road 35 for approximately 2 miles to Forest Developed Road 37. Travel northwest on 37 for approximately 4 miles to the campground.

Directions from Jefferson: Travel northwest 2.0 miles on County Road 35, continue North 3.9 miles on County Road 37 to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through Early September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unite campsite Call for Current Fee The campsites each include a t



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I have been to Jefferson Lake on several occasions and the road in is still as washboard as ever, but the end result has always been rewarding. This was our first time to stay at Jefferson Campground and it by far is better of the other 2. They have updated the vault toilets but the water is still by pump only. The Campsights are spaced nicely and layed out so you are not eating with your neighbor. At night be preparred to see more stars that you can imagine. A reminder to the motorhome users, quite times have changed to 8:00 AM from 6:00
Conditions: All the sights have shade. There is always an occasional storm that blows in around 4:00 PM or so but blows out quickly. The road up to the lake is paved but steep. The fishing has always been good but you have to find the right hole if your fishing from bank. Have not fished by boat.

Filed By: scoutsol
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A long wash board road to the campground, but enough to do. There are really nice spots for cookouts along Jefferson Lake, which yeilded so many fish it almost wasn't fun! Hehe
Conditions: I always see a lot of weather when I can in this area- intense lightening (A bit frightening but fun) and rain in the summer. Some big RV's can ruin the quiet, but at least they abided the 10pm rule. A trail goes through this campground, expect bicycles.
Water Availability: The well was fine.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Nice place to camp.But you need to be aware of bears, it is bear country. The fishing in Jeferson Lake was not so good. We did not catch a thing. But the camping was great.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: good campground. Sites are far enough apart to have some privacy. 1 straight road into campground with sites on each side of road insures each site backs up to forest. No loops to surround you. Good fishing in beaver ponds or Jefferson Lake one mile away. Good hiking trails.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Jefferson Lake
No
ICON Family Camping Jefferson Creek Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Jefferson Creek Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Jefferson Creek Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Jefferson Creek Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Jefferson Creek Campground
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Canoeing Jefferson Lake
No
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
Yes



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Jefferson - Travel south on County Road 37 3.4 miles to County Road 35. Drive 2 miles southeast on County Road 35 to Highway 56.

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Jefferson - Travel south on County Road 37 2.4 miles to County Road 35. Drive 2 miles southeast on County Road 35 to Highway 56.



Related Activities
Aspen Campground - The Aspen Campground consists of 12 family campsites each with a table, fire grate, and parking spur. Recreation opportunities include fishing in Jefferson Lake and hiking the Colorado Trail.

Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground - The Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground consists of 4 sites. Each site includes a table and a fire grate. Hiking and fishing are popular activities for visitors to this site.

Lodgepole Campground - Lodgepole Campground is located approximately 21 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. This campground consists of 35 individual family campsites.



More Information

Visitor Information:

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

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

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