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Himes Peak Campground

Capacity: 55 People
Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: First Come, First Served

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General Description

The Himes Peak Campground is located 47 miles east of Meeker, along the North Fork of the White River, at an elevation of 9,500 feet. The campground offers nearby fishing in the North Fork, Big Fish Creek and Rainbow Lake as well as several other nearby streams and lakes. The Boulder Lake Trail #2262, and Big Fish Trail #1819, begin near the campground.

Himes Peak Campground has 11 campsites. Facilities include tables, fire grates, barbeque grates and toilets. Drinking water and trash disposal service is available.

Directions from Meeker: Take State Highway 13 east out of town for one mile. Turn right onto County Road 8 and go 39 miles. Turn right onto Trappers Lake Road and go 6 miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Mid-October (NOTE: Campground may be open beyond these dates with limited services.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Includes water, trash collecti

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open 5/21-11/11. Updated: 2004-08-17 06:51:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Himes Peak Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing North Fork White River, Big Fish Creek, Big Fish Lake, Rainbow Lake, Boulder Lake, Doris Lake, Robinson Lake, Gwendylin Lake and McBride Lake.
ICON Hiking & Walking Boulder Lake Trail #2262, Big Fish Trail #1819
ICON Hunting in the general vicinity

Nearby Services

Groceries: small local store and 2 larger stores in Meeker (Private - Profit 32 miles to larger stores in Meeker) Directions: 3 miles north on FDR 205 and 22 miles west on

Gas Station: Buford store (Private - Profit) Directions: 3 miles north on FDR 205 and 22 miles west on

Nearest Hospital: Pioneer Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 3 miles north on FDR 205 and 44 miles west on

Showers: Trappers Lake Lodge (Private - Profit) Directions: 3 miles south on FDR 205

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 3 miles south on FDR 205 to Trappers Lake Lodge

Miscellaneous: Propane at Buford Store (Private - Profit) Directions: 3 miles north on FDR 205 and 22 miles west on County Road 8 to Buford.

Related Activities
Boulder Lake Trail - This trail begins at Himes Peak Campground, along the North Fork of the White River. It takes you across the White River by foot bridge, enters the Flat Tops Wilderness, and then follows along Big Fish Creek.

Himes Peak Trail - This trail begins just west of Trappers Lake at the Wall Lake Trailhead. It leads past Himes Peak and can link to the Big Fish Lake Trail, the Oyster Lake Trail and the Wall Lake Trail.

Lake of the Woods Trail - This is a short trail which provides access to the Lake of the Woods, located several miles north of Trappers Lake.

Lily Pond Trail - This trail leads from Forest Road 8 to Lily Pond Park. It links to the Chinese Wall Trail or to Picket Pin Creek Trail which loops back to Trappers Lake Road.

Mirror Lake Trail - The Mirror Lake Trail leads from the Trappers Lake Road, up Mirror Creek to Shamrock Lake, then on to Mirror Lake. It intersects the Big Ridge Trail before reaching Mirror Lake.

Picket Pin Trail - The Picket Pin Trail begins off the Trappers Lake Road. It follows Picket Pin Creek for two miles before angling cross country to enter the east end of Picket Pin Park.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yampa Ranger District, P.O. Box 7, 300 Roselawn Ave. , Yampa, CO, 80483, Phone: 970-638-4516


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