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Buffalo Springs Campground

Capacity: 170 People
Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 17
Reservation Status: Not Accepted



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General Description

Buffalo Springs Campground is located approximately 13 miles south of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. This campground consists of 17 family campsites. They each include a table, fire grate and parking spur. Drinking water, garbage collection and vault toilets are available on site.
The nearest public telephone is located in Fairplay, about 13 miles from the campground. The nearest fire and emergency services are also located in Fairplay.

The campground is located adjacent to the newly designated Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. This 40,000+ acre wilderness has a wide variety of terrain and vegetation types, from steep rocky slopes to high mountain meadows and deep canyons. This campground is also within ten miles of Antero Reservoir and State Wildlife Area. There is fishing on the South Fork of the South Platte River, which runs into the reservoir, as well as fishing on the reservoir. In addition, there are numerous hiking, biking, horseback riding and motorcycling trails available.

Directions from Fairplay: Buffalo Springs Campground is located approximately 13 miles south of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors may reach this site by taking State Highway 285 south from Fairplay for approximately 12 miles to Forest Developed Road 431. Travel west on 431 for approximately 1 mile and the campground will be on the left

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: May through October .



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



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Coming from the north (Denver), there's no sign to the turn-off for this campground. Helps keep the crowds away. There's a fair amount of highway noise and, being US 285, it goes on well into the night. Camp sites are nicely spaced - no feeling of being crowded.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Camped 7/14 thru 7/15,there is a fee of 10 dollars and they do take reservations.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Antero Reservoir
No
ICON Family Camping Buffalo Springs Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Buffalo Springs Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Buffalo Springs Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Buffalo Springs Campground - maximum length 22'
Yes
ICON Camping Buffalo Springs Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Antero Reservoir, South Fork South Platte River
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Salt Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Forest Developed Roads
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Forest Developed Roads
Yes



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Fairplay - Travel .5 miles east on Forest Road 431 to reach Highway 285. Turn north on 285 and drive 14.5 miles to Fairplay.

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Fairplay - Travel .5 miles east on Forest Road 431 to reach Highway 285. Turn north on 285 and drive 14.5 miles to Fairplay.



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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