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Marvine Campground

Capacity: 90 People
Elevation: 8,200 Feet (2556.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 18
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: First Come, First Served




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General Description

Marvine Campground
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Marvine Campground
This popular campground is located 36 miles east of Meeker along Marvine Creek, at an elevation of 8,200 feet. It offers access to a number of trails and lakes for hiking, fishing and hunting. Fishing is available in Marvine and East Marvine Creeks, and in the Flat Tops Wilderness at Marvine Lakes. Marvine Trail #1823 and East Marvine Trail #1822 both begin near the campground.

Facilities:
Marvine Campground has 18 camp sites with 3 horse campsites. The only corrals available for public use are the ones at the horse camp sites in the campground. The corrals at the Marvine Trailhead are for Outfitter and Guide use only. Additional facilities at the campground include tables, fire grates, toilets and drinking water. Trash service is provided.

Directions from Meeker: Travel east on Highway 13 from Meeker for 1 mile, turning right onto County Road 8. Travel 28 miles on County Road 8, then turn right onto Marvine Creek Road ( County Road 12). Follow this road for 7 miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Mid-October (NOTE: The 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 removal



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


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Filed By: Donna Shrader (Freeport, Pa)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The campground was very nice although we had to remove quite a bit of manure from the corrals before we could use them. We were there in early Sept. so could account for it as was the end of the season. All trails were gorgeous and we loved both trails. We rode East Marvine and Marvine lake trails. They were of moderate difficulty and easy in some places. No bugs in September! What a relief. Camp hosts were very friendly and helpful. Some hunting was going on which was not a problem.
Conditions: We felt the trails were beautifully maintained. Someone works very hard to keep these high maintenance trails open and we thank them! They were wonderful trails.
Water Availability: We hauled our own water for horses. We were told the hand pump in the campground was very slow and you could pump forever and get very little.Other choice was to haul it uphill out of the creek. Water along all trails was plentiful.

Filed By: Terry & Gale Dunkin (bloomfield, ia)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Excellent place to camp. Very quiet. Camphosts were extremely nice people and very accomodating. Willing to go that extra step to help. People were very friendly and helpful. Scenery is beautiful. Plan to go back again sometime.
Conditions: Mosquitoes were pesky!

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: stayed for two nights in mid-july and enjoyed everything but the flies! bring bug spray. very quiet with good access to beautiful little creek (no fish caught) and hiking.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Marvine Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Marvine Creek, East Marvine Creek
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking The Marvine Trail #1823 and East Marvine Trail #1822 lead into the Flat Tops Wilderness and can link to other trails.
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding The Marvine Trail #1823 and East Marvine Trail #1822 lead into the Flat Tops Wilderness and can link to other trails.
Yes
ICON Hunting in the general vicinity
No



Nearby Services

Groceries: small local store and 2 larger stores in Meeker (Private - Profit and 22 miles further west to 2 larger stores in Meeker) Directions: 5 miles north on County Rd 12 and 9 miles west on County Road 8 to Buford.

Gas Station: Buford Store (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 miles north on County Rd 12 and 9 miles west on County Road 8 to Buford.

Nearest Hospital: Pioneer Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 miles north on County Rd 12 and 31 miles west on County Road 8 to Meeker.

Showers: Sleepy Cat Ranch (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 miles north on County Rd 12 and 9 miles west on County Road 8.

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit e) Directions: 5 miles north on County Rd 12 and 9 miles west on County Road 8 to Buford.

Miscellaneous: Propane at Buford Store (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 miles north on County Rd 12 and 9 miles west on County Road 8 to Buford.



Related Activities
East Marvine Trail - The trail leads up East Marvine Creek, through the the Flat Tops Wilderness to Johnson Lake. Finally, Big Marvine Peak offers a panoramic view of the Flat Tops Wilderness and surrounding area.

Marvine Trail - The Marvine Trail begins at the end of County Road 12. It accesses Marvine Creek and Marvine Lakes providing great opportunity to fish.

Marvine Lake - These two lakes cover 135 surface acres and offer Rainbow, Brook and Cutthroat Trout fishing.

Marvine Lakes General Forest Area - The Marvine Lakes general forest area offers access to a number of lakes and trails in the central part of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area of White River National Forest.

Papoose Trail - Papoose Creek Trail leads up Papoose Creek past several short waterfalls, to Papoose Basin. It then climbs onto the Flat Tops Plateau where it intersects the Oyster Lake Trail.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, P.O. Box 774408, 1255 S Lincoln Ave. , Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477, Phone: 970-879-0880, Fax: 970-879-2543, http://www.steamboat-chamber.com

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