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Hill Creek Dispersed Camping Area

Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2493.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Reservation Status: First Come, First Served

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General Description

Hill Creek Campground is located 31 miles east of Meeker in the South Fork White River drainage, at an elevation of 8,000 feet. It is an undeveloped camping area with a toilet. The access road is steep and rough so four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. RV's and trailers are not recommended. The Hill Creek Trail #2255, Fowler Creek Trail #2256 and Peltier Lake Trail #1826 begin near the camping area.

The campsites are not developed. A pit toilet and horse hitching rails are the only facilities. The nearest additional facilities are located at the South Fork Campground, approximately 4 miles south.

Directions from Meeker: Hill Creek camping area is located 31 miles east of Meeker at the Hill Creek Trailhead. Take State Highway 13 east out of Meeker for one mile; turn right on County Road 8 and travel 18 miles; then turn right on County Road 10 (South Fork Road) and travel10 miles. Turn left on the Hill Creek Road and travel 1 mile to the camping area.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through October (NOTE: Steep rocky road. No water. Pit toilet) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
no fee Call for Current Fee This is an undeveloped campgro

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

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping Hill Creek Dispersed Camping Area
ICON Hiking & Walking The Hill Creek Trail, Fowler Creek Trail, and Peltier Lake Trail begin near the camping area.
ICON Hunting General vicinity

Related Activities
Hill Creek Trail - This trail begins just off of the South Fork of the White River and follows Hill Creek entering the Flat Tops Wilderness. Scenery varies, moving through aspen groves, grassy parks, Engelmann spruce, and subalpine-fir.

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 Campground - 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.


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