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Quick Facts

Elk Wallow Campground

Capacity: 35 People
Drinking Water: Not Available
Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2743.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 7
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Toilets: 1 Vault toilet
Usage: Light

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General Description

The entrance to Elk Wallow Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
The entrance to Elk Wallow Campground
Elk Wallow is located 40 miles east of Carbondale, adjacent to the North Fork of the Fryingpan River. This campground has 7 campsites and most suited for guests looking for a quiet, relatively primitive setting, there are no hook ups available. Camping units for autos, pickup campers, tents, and small trailers. One vault type toilet. Camping units have tables, firerings, and parking spurs. Campground roads are not paved. Drinking water is not available. No reservations - "first come first served" Fishing in North Fork Mormon Creek. Attractions & Considerations Nearest Services : Gas Station - Basalt Grocery Store - Basalt Dump Station - Ruedi Campgrounds Drug Store - Basalt Physician - Basalt Hospital - Glenwood Springs/Aspen Church - Thomasville/Basalt

Directions from Basalt: 27 miles east of Basalt, CO up the Frying Pan Rd, County Rd 104 and then 3 miles up Forest Development Rd 501 (North Fork Rd)

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Snowmelt through Mid-November (NOTE: No water, trash. Vault toilets, camp hosts, no running water- but access to a stream, trailers under 22' accepted, no fee- donations accepted) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Includes vault toilets, no ru

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Elk Wallow Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing North Fork of the Frying Pan river
ICON Hiking & Walking 1 mile east on forest rd 501
ICON Big Game Hunting in the general vicinity

Nearby Services

Groceries: regional chain (Private - Profit) Directions: Basalt (30 miles west)

Gas Station: several regional chains in Basalt (Private - Profit) Directions: Basalt (30 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: 30 miles west to Basalt and 2 miles northwest on highway 82

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 miles west on County Rd 104 to Meredith

Miscellaneous: Propane at KOA campground (Private - Profit) Directions: Basalt (30 miles west), and 2 miles northwest on highway 82

Dump Station: Forest Service (non-profit) Directions: Ruedi Campgrounds (18 miles west)

DrugStore: local, chain (private - profit) Directions: Basalt (30 miles west)

Physician: Mid-Valley Clinic (non-profit) Directions: Basalt (30 miles west)

Church: various (non-profit) Directions: Thomasville (3 miles west), Basalt (30 miles west)

Related Activities
Eagle/Thomasville Road - This road is not a four wheel drive road, but is very dangerous and slippery when wet. Do not drive on it if rain is in the forecast or it has recently rained!

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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