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Buffalo Creek Campground

Capacity: 410 People
Elevation: 7,400 Feet (2306.7 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 41
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: sites 16 - 41 may be reserved
Reservation Status: Accepted for Selected Sites
Water Availibility: No water available at this site for the 2016 season



Buffalo Creek Campground Reservations



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General Description

Buffalo Campground has 41 camp sites for trailers under 20'. Access to Buffalo Creek is via an all weather road. The elevation of the site is 7400'. Camping season begins in early May and continues to early September. The campground facilities include drinking water, tables, vault pit toilets, and fire grills. The user fee is S10.00 per night. Sites 1-15 are on a first come-first used basis, while the remaining sites may be reserved through the Reservation System.

The Buffalo Creek area is popular and heavily used because of it's attractiveness and closeness to the Denver metro area. The Buffalo Creek
mountain bike area offers cyclists 30+ miles of trail riding. The Colorado Trail runs through the area and allows hikers access to the trail in several locations. The Buffalo Fire of 1996 closed several trails and roads in the area.

NOTICE: NO WATER AT THIS SITE FOR THE 2016 SEASON DUE TO MAINTENANCE.

Directions from Buffalo Creek: Buffalo Campground is located approximately six miles southwest of the small town of Buffalo Creek. To reach the campground from Buffalo Creek take State Highway 126 approximately 3 miles south to the intersection of Forest Development Road (FDR) 550. Turn right onto FDR 550 and travel 5 miles.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Early May through Early September (NOTE: The campground facilities include drinking water, tables, vault pit toilets, and firegrills.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee The campground facilities incl



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We found this to be a really decent site, and for being there over Memorial Weekend...it was crowded but we didnt have any trouble getting a spot. The Camp Host was a really great guy...but fair warning dog owners...there is a zero tolerance policy about letting dogs run leashless and being a nuisance.
Conditions: In rebuttal to the person who complained in a previous report about "off-road dirtbiking"...the trails around there are for mountain biking, i.e. "cycling", of the human powered non-motorized type, and the place is a paradise for such enthusiasts!
Water Availability: The water spigots were not turned on, reports have it that the wells have become contaminated...so be sure and pack in your own water, and it's only 16 miles down to Deckers if you need supplies.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is a quiet campground with very large sites. There was only one family camping there, maybe because of the fire restrictions. When I camped there last summer, there were still many empty sites.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: For a campground alone, this is a nice site. However, the facilities are misleading. There is very little fishing on site and there is no off road dirt biking allowed. You have to drive at least one-hour (Rampart Range) to find any dirt bike trails. Also, the price per site is $11/night, not $10/night. This site needs to be updated to more accurately state the facilities available. I was quite disappointed that I had brought my friends and family this far out to dirt bike and fish, yet we could not.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Buffalo Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Buffalo Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Buffalo Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Buffalo Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Buffalo Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Limited fishing available in Buffalo Creek depending on water levels. Fishing on the South Platte River is about 11 miles away.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Colorado Trail, Green Mountain Trail, Tramway Creek Trail, Gashouse Gulch Trail, Baldy Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Colorado Trail, Green Mountain Trail, Tramway Creek Trail, Gashouse Gulch Trail, Baldy Trail
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting Lost Creek Wilderness
No
ICON Animal Identification Colorado Trail, Green Mountain Trail, Tramway Creek Trail, Gashouse Gulch Trail, Baldy Trail
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Colorado Trail, Green Mountain Trail, Tramway Creek Trail, Gashouse Gulch Trail, Baldy Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Colorado Trail, Green Mountain Trail, Tramway Creek Trail, Gashouse Gulch Trail, Baldy Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Colorado Trail, Green Mountain Trail, Tramway Creek Trail, Gashouse Gulch Trail, Baldy Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Colorado Trail, Green Mountain Trail, Tramway Creek Trail, Gashouse Gulch Trail, Baldy Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Colorado Trail, Green Mountain Trail, Tramway Creek Trail, Gashouse Gulch Trail, Baldy Trail
Yes
ICON Picnicking Buffalo Creek Picnic Ground
No
ICON Backpacking Lost Creek Wilderness
No



Nearby Services

nearest telephone: US West (public) Directions: Buffalo Creek - Drive 5 miles out of the campground on Forest Road 550. Turn left on to Highway 126 and drive approximately 3 miles north.

emergency services: town of Buffalo Creek (public) Directions: Buffalo Creek - Drive 5 miles out of the campground on Forest Road 550. Turn left on to Highway 126 and drive approximately 3 miles north.



Related Activities
Green Mountain Campground - Green Mountain Campground has 6 campsites and is not recommended for trailers. Camping season begins in late May and continues through early September.

Kelsey Campground - The Kelsey Campground consist of 17 individual campsites. Each campsite includes a table, fire ring and parking spur. The facilities include a hand-pumped well and two vault toilets.

Meadows Group Site - Meadows Group Campground consists of two available camping areas. Camping areas are equipped with several tables, fire rings, and large parking areas.



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