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Quick Facts

Little Mattie Campground

Capacity: 100 People
Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 18 Campsites
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Usage: Light
Water Availibility: Available from hydrants at Mollie B or Little Maud campgrounds.

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General Description

A typical campsite at the Little Mattie Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
A typical campsite at the Little Mattie Campground
Little Mattie is located 16 miles east of Basalt on Ruedi Reservoir. It is a scenic campground with ample water based and land based recreation activities available nearby. No reservations are accepted for this site. Access is limited to fourteen days and trailers under 22 ft. Boat ramps adjacent to site at Ruedi Marina. Swimming, boating, fishing, sailboarding on lake are all permitted on the lake. Campsites and parking spurs for auto and trailer, pickup campers, motor homes and tents. Water available from hydrants at Mollie B or Little Maud campgrounds nearby. Vault type toilets. Campsite have table and benches, fire ring, and parking spurs. Hard surfaced campground roads. No hook ups available.

Directions from Basalt: Travel16 miles east up the Fryingpan Rd, County Rd 104. About 1 mile past the Ruedi Reservoir dam, turn right into Little Maud, Little Mattie, Mollie B campgrounds and the Boat Ramp and Picnic Ground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Late September (NOTE: water, trash collection, vault toilets, camp hosts, firewood sales, dump station on site, trailers under 22' accepted) .

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

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Sailing 1/4 mile on the entrance road to the boat ramp
ICON Boat Launching 1/4 mile on the entrance road to the boat ramp
ICON Camping Little Mattie Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Ruedi Reservoir
ICON Hiking & Walking 1/2 mile east on County Rd 104
ICON Sail Boarding 3 miles east on county Rd 104

Nearby Services

Groceries: regional store (Private - Profit) Directions: Basalt, regional store (15 miles west)

Gas Station: several regional chains in Basalt (Private - Profit) Directions: Basalt (15 miles west)

Nearest Hospital: Aspen Valley Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 29 miles west to Basalt and 17 miles to Aspen on Hwy. 82. At the roundabout west of Aspen, turn right onto Castle Creek Road and follow 1/4 mile to hospital on right.

Showers: KOA campground in Basalt (Private - Profit) Directions: 16 miles west to Basalt and 2 miles northwest on highway 82

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 8 miles east on County Rd 104 to Meredith

Miscellaneous: Propane at KOA campground (Private - Profit) Directions: 16 miles west to Basalt and 2 miles northwest on highway 82

Dump Station: Forest Service (non-profit) Directions: On Site

Drug Store: various (private - profit) Directions: Basalt (15 miles west)

Physician: various (private - profit) Directions: Basalt, Mid-Valley Clinic, (15 miles west); Glenwood Springs (35 miles west); Aspen (35 miles east)

Church: various (non-profit) Directions: Thomasville (12 miles east); Basalt (16 miles west)

More Information

Visitor Information:

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, 1102 Grand Ave. , Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601, Phone: 888-4GLENWOOD, www.glenscape.com


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