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Aspen Campground

Capacity: 120 People
Elevation: 9,900 Feet (3086.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 12
Reservation Status: Not Accepted


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General Description

Aspen Campground is located approximately 22 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. This campground consists of 12 family campsites. The campsites each have a table, fire grate, and parking spur. Drinking water, garbage collection and vault toilets are provided on site. The nearest public telephone is located in Jefferson about five miles from the campground. The nearest fire and emergency services are also located in Jefferson. This site is used most by anglers and hikers.

Directions from Fairplay: Aspen Campground is located approximately 22 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors may reach this campground 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 (FDR) 37. Travel northwest on FDR 37 for approximately 3 miles to the campground.

Directions from Jefferson: Travel northwest 2.0 miles on County Road 35. Then continue traveling north 2.8 miles on County Road 37 to the campground.

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



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



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This was a great place to camp and it was reasonably quiet. I got there on Thurs. and stayed through Sat. night. This group of campgrounds DOES accept reservations so it was getting pretty full by Thursday even, so I would suggest making reservations. I had originally wanted to camp at the Jefferson Creek campground, but this was a good second choice. All of the campsites in this area were beautiful. They are fairly close together, so there can be limited privacy. I would highly suggest a 0 degree bag as the temp did get down to the mid 30's. There are some incredible trails within walking distance of this site and well worth the time to explore. The beaver ponds are beautiful as well. A word of caution though, the road to the campgrounds is very very washboard and bumpy, but manageable if you go slow.
Conditions: During the mornings it was sunny and clear, but by afternoon all of the days I was there it would get cloudy and cold and rainy.
Water Availability: There is a handpump at the entrance to the campground. The water is clear, and tastes amazing.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The sites in this campground are all good. Small campground so it shouldn't get wild and noisy.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Jefferson Lake
No
ICON Family Camping Aspen Family Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Aspen Family Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Aspen Family Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Aspen Family Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Aspen 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 2.4 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
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:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Links to other sites:
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