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South Fork Campground

Capacity: 80 People
Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2493.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 17
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: First Come, First Served


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General Description

The South Fork Canyon
Copyright: - US Forest Service
The South Fork Canyon
South Fork Campground is located 32 miles east of Meeker up the South Fork of the White River, at an elevation of 8,000 feet. This campground offers access to hunting, fishing, and hiking. The South Fork of the White River offers fishing. The South Fork Trailhead, adjacent to the campground accesses the South Fork Trail #1827, Spring Cave Trail #1834, and Cliff Lakes Trail #1831.

Facilities:
The South Fork Campground has 17 sites. Facilities include tables, fire grates, barbeque grills, toilets and drinking water. Trash service is available.

Directions from Meeker: Travel east on Highway 13 from Meeker for 1 mile, turning right onto County Road 8. Travel 18 miles on County Road 8 to County Road 10 (South Fork Road). Turn right and travel 12 miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through 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 collecti



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open 5/21-11/11. Updated: 2004-08-17 06:50:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping South Fork Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing South Fork of the White River
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking The South Fork Trailhead, adjacent to the campground accesses the South Fork Trail #1827, Spring Cave Trail #1834, and Cliff Lakes Trail #1831.
Yes
ICON Hunting in the general vicinity
No



Nearby Services

Groceries: small local store and 2 larger stores (Private - Profit cal store) Directions: 12 miles north on County Rd 10 and 1/4 mile east

Gas Station: Buford Store (Private - Profit) Directions: 12 miles north on County Rd 10 and 1/4 mile east

Nearest Hospital: Pioneer Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 12 miles north on County Rd 10 and 21 miles west

Showers: Sleepy Cat Ranch (Private - Profit) Directions: 12 miles north on County Rd 10

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 12 miles north on County Rd 10 and 1/4 mile east

Miscellaneous: Propane at Buford Store (Private - Profit) Directions: 12 miles north on County Rd 10 and 1/4 mile east



Related Activities
Cliff Lake Trail - This trail begins east of Meeker, along the South Fork of the White River, near the South Fork Campground. It takes you through blue spruce, aspen, and oakbrush allowing occasional views of South Fork Canyon.

Park Creek Trail - This trail begins seven miles up the South Fork Trail along the South Fork of the White River. It leads up Park Creek until reaching the Nichols Creek Trail.

Peltier Lake Trail - This trail begins at the Hill Creek Trailhead along the South Fork of the White River. It takes you past Peltier Lake to Bailey Lake.

South Fork General Forest Area - The South Fork General Forest area offers accessibility to a wide variety of trails, lakes, campgrounds, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities within the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest.

South Fork Trail (Blanco Ranger District) - The trail follows the South Fork of the White River for close to 26 miles and is almost completely within the Flat Tops Wilderness. It links to several other trails in the area.

Spring Cave Trail - This trail begins at the South Fork Campground, southeast of Meeker. It leads to Spring Cave. The Cliff Lake Trail continues to Cliff Lake.



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