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Deer Creek Campground

Capacity: 130 People
Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 13
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Deer Creek Campground is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Highway 285 on Park County 43. This site is very close to two trailheads allowing access to the Mount Evans Wilderness. Other accessible recreation opportunities from this site include fishing in streams and alpine lakes, hiking, biking, horseback riding and four-wheel driving.

This campground consists of 13 individual family campsites. The campsites each include a table, fire ring, and parking spur. Drinking water sanitation facilities are provided on site. There are dispersed camping sites nearby. The nearest public telephone, fire and emergency services are located in the town of Harris Park.

Directions from Bailey: From Bailey drive one mile northeast on Highway 285. Turn left on to Park County 43 and drive approximately nine miles. Turn left on FDR 100 where it intersects with FDR 102.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through October .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Services include drinking wate



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Mt. Evans Wilderness Area
Yes
ICON RV Camping Deer Creek Campground - 16' maximum length
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Deer Creek Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Deer Creek Campground - 16' maximum length
Yes
ICON Camping Deer Creek Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Deer Creek
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Meridian Trail, Ben Tyler Trail, Tanglewood Trail, Payne Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Meridian Trail, Ben Tyler Trail, Tanglewood Trail, Payne Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Meridian Trail, Ben Tyler Trail, Tanglewood Trail, Payne Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Meridian Trail, Ben Tyler Trail, Tanglewood Trail, Payne Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Meridian Trail, Ben Tyler Trail, Tanglewood Trail, Payne Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Meridian Trail, Ben Tyler Trail, Tanglewood Trail, Payne Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Meridian Trail, Ben Tyler Trail, Tanglewood Trail, Payne Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Mt. Evans Wilderness Area
No



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Harris Park - Drive south on Forest Road 100 to County Road 47. Turn left on 47 and travel approximately one mile to Harris Park.

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Harris Park - Drive south on Forest Road 100 to County Road 47. Turn left on 47 and travel approximately one mile to Harris Park.



Related Activities
Ben Tyler Trail - This trail offers access to the Lost Creek Wilderness. Users will see beautiful wildflowers in summer and changing aspens in autumn.

Meridian Trail - The Meridian Trail is a pleasant hike that leads to a saddle that separates the Pike and Arapaho National Forests. Hiking distance to the saddle is 3 miles and the elevation gain is 1,630'.

Tanglewood Trail - The Tanglewood Trail is a moderately difficult trail in the Mt. Evans Wilderness. It leads to some spectacular views of rock formations, wildflowers and forest areas.



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