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Trappers Lake Campground

Capacity: 260 People
Elevation: 9,900 Feet (3086.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 10 Days
Number of Sites: 52
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: First Come, First Served


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General Description

Trappers Lake is located 50 miles east of Meeker. There are four campgrounds available in the Trappers Lake area: Bucks, Trapline, Cutthroat and Shepherds Rim. All four are described here.

Fishing is available in Trappers Lake, Little Trappers Lake, Wall Lake, and Fraser Creek. Nearby trails include Trappers Lake Trail #1816, Stillwater Trail #1814, Carhart Trail #1815, and Wall Lake Trail #1818. Trappers Lake itself is located within the Flat Tops Wilderness boundary where no mechanized or motorized vehicles are permitted; regulations are posted.

Facilities:
The Trappers Lake campgrounds tables, fire grates, toilets, drinking water, and trash service. A trailer dump station is available for $5.00.

#of sites:
Bucks Campground 10
Trapline Campground 13
Cutthroat Campground 14
Shepherds Rim Campground 20
Trappers Lake Overflow 3

Directions from Meeker: Travel east on Highway 13 from Meeker for 1 mile, turning right onto County Road 8. Travel 39 miles on County Road 8 to Trappers Lake Road. Travel 11 miles to the campgrounds.

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 trash removal,vault t



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open 6/11-9/6. Updated: 2004-08-17 06:50:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Trappers Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Fishing is available in Trappers Lake, Little Trappers Lake, Wall Lake, and Fraser Creek.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Nearby trails include Trappers Lake Trail #1816, Stillwater Trail #1814, Carhart Trail #1815, and Wall Lake Trail #1818.
Yes
ICON Hunting in the general vicinity
No
ICON Viewing Scenery Trappers Lake and the surrounding area.
Yes



Nearby Services

Groceries: small local store and 2 regional stores in Meeker (Private - Profit) Directions: 2 miles to the local store and 53 miles to the stores in Meeker

Gas Station: Buford store (Private - Profit) Directions: 6 miles north on FDR 205, and 25 miles west on Forest Road 8

Nearest Hospital: Pioneer Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 6 miles north on FDR 205 and 47 miles west to Meeker.

Showers: Trappers Lake Lodge (Private - Profit) Directions: 1/4 mile from the campground

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 1/4 mile to Trappers Lake Lodge

Miscellaneous: Propane at the Buford Store (Private - Profit) Directions: 6 miles north on FDR 205 and 25 miles west on Forest Road 8



Related Activities
Carhart Trail - The Carhart Trail circles Trappers Lake close to the shore on the east and north sides providing fishing access.

Stillwater Trail - Views of Chinese Wall are available as this trail passes Trappers Lake, follows Cabin Creek to Chinese Wall trail until reaching the Stillwater trail at it destination.

Trappers Lake - Trappers Lake offers Cutthroat and Brook Trout fishing.

Trappers Lake Trail - This trail leads from south of Trappers Lake, up Fraser Creek and up onto the Flat Tops Plateau. It continues across the Flat Tops Wilderness to Indian Camp Pass, north of Deep Lake.



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