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Quick Facts

Platte River Campground

Capacity: 10 People
Elevation: 6,400 Feet (1995.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 10
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Platte River Campground is located approximately three and one half miles north of the small town of Deckers on Highway 67. This campground consists of ten individual tent-only campsites, each with a table and a fire ring. There is a common parking area for all campsites. There is one wheelchair accessible site. Drinking water is not provided. Sanitation is provided for by one vault toilet. All roads and parking spurs are surfaced with native material.

The nearest public telephone is located in the town of Deckers. The nearest fire and emergency services are located in the town of Trumbull one mile from Deckers. The South Platte River, which runs adjacent to the campground, offers Gold Medal fishing.

Directions from Deckers: Platte River Campground is located approximately three and one half miles north of the small town of Deckers on Highway 67.

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



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit tent site Call for Current Fee Facilities include tables, vau



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Michael Fletcher (Lakewood, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Overnight tent camping with my son. Would have liked to have stayed for another night, but our schedules wouldn't permit.
Conditions: Had some strong rain, but overall the temperature, etc was nice. Some noise from traffic on the road, but not a big issue.
Water Availability: Was able to get water from the river, which I filtered.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Tent Camping Platte River Family Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Platte River Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing South Platte River
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Gill Trail
No



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Deckers - 3.5 miles south on Highway 67

emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Deckers - 3.5 miles south on Highway 67



Related Activities
Bridge Crossing Picnic Ground - Bridge Crossing Picnic Ground is located approximately three miles north of the small town of Deckers on Highway 67. This picnic area consists of five individual sites, each containing a picnic table.

Gill Trail - This 3.5 mile trail follows the South Fork of the South Platte River to the Chessman Lake Dam. The trail serves as the primary access for anglers wishing to fish this 3 mile stretch of river.

Lone Rock Campground - Lone Rock Campground consists of 20 individual campsites including one barrier-free unit and two units with electricity. The main attraction for this campground is the gold medal fishing waters of the South Platte.

Scraggy View Picnic Ground - The Scraggy View Picnic Area consists of three individual sites, with a table at each site. It is popular with anglers because of its close proximity to the gold-medal waters of the South Platte River.

Willow Bend Picnic Ground - The Willow Bend Picnic Area consists of five individual sites, each with a table. This site is used often by anglers because of it's close proximity to the gold-medal waters of the South Platte River.



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