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Camping: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > South Platte Ranger District

Quick Facts

Green Mountain Campground

Capacity: 60 People
Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2337.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

This campground consists of six individual campsites. Each campsite includes a table and a fire ring. There are two parking areas. The facilities include drinking water from a hand-pumped well and a vault toilet. All roads and parking spurs are surfaced with native material. The nearest public telephone, fire and emergency services are located in the town of Buffalo Creek.

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.

Directions from Buffalo Creek: Green Mountain Campground is located approximately eight 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 Road 550. Turn right onto 550 and drive 6.5 miles to its intersection with Forest Road 543. Then turn left on FDR 543 and travel approximately 1.5 miles.

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



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Each campsite includes a table



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I am 34 and Buffalo Creek was my first camping experience. It was GREAT! We had a huge group (some were quite loud) and no one in the next camp site could hear us or visa versa. We had kids ranging from 5 to 14 and there was something for each of them. We have officially nominated this campground as our family/friend meeting place...of course we chose the open sites...no bathrooms.
Conditions: This is Colorado, your gonna get rain, hail, sleet, snow, sun, etc...and thats just in the first minute!
Water Availability: The best thing to do always is wash out your milk jugs and fill them with water b4 you leave your house for drinking. Bring a couple extra to fill at the site for washing, etc.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Green Mountain Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Green Mountain Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Green Mountain Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Buffalo Creek, South Platte River
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 Bird 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 Animal 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 Motorcycle Riding Redskin Creek Road, Buffalo Creek Road, Echo Valley Road, Wellington Lake Road, Stoney Pass Road
Yes
ICON Picnicking Buffalo Creek Picnic Ground
No
ICON Backpacking Lost Creek Wilderness
No



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: (private for profit) Directions: Buffalo Creek

nearest emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Buffalo Creek



Related Activities
Buffalo Campground - Buffalo Campground has 41 camp sites for trailers under 20'. The campground facilities include drinking water, tables, vault pit toilets, and fire grills.

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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