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Quick Facts

Supply Basin Campground

Capacity: 30 People
Elevation: 10,760 Feet (3354.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 7
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Heart Lake
Copyright: Christine M. Douglas - US Forest Service
Heart Lake
NATURAL FEATURES
Supply Basin Campground is located on a small lake just to the south of Heart Lake. It is situated at 10,760 feet in a sparse spruce/fir forest with some subalpine meadows.

FACILITIES
Supply Basin Campground is the highest elevation campground on the Eagle Ranger District. It has seven partially shaded sites, all of which are on the lake's edge. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring grill. Only two of the sites could accommodate a small trailer or R. V. (under the length of 25 feet). One vault toilet is located centrally. There is no trash disposal or drinking water. Broken Rib Spring located 11 miles back down the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600, is a good source, but it is not regularly tested by the Forest Service.

ATTRACTIONS:
FISHING - Nearby Heart Lake, 480 acres, has brook trout which are regularly stocked by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Bank fishing is difficult because of a shallow shoreline. Fishing from small boats is best, but fishermen are reminded that gas-powered motors are not permitted on Heart Lake.

4-WHEEL DRIVE ROADS - There are a number of 4-Wheel Drive roads for use by jeeps, ATVs and motorcycles around the Deep Lake and Heart Lake areas. FDR 618, 632, 641, 642, 643, 644 and 645 are all popular. Please stay on the roads. The subalpine meadows are fragile and do not recover quickly from off-road use.

Directions from Eagle: Travel 12 miles west of Eagle on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Turn north onto the Colorado River Road for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600 for 28 miles. Turn left onto FDR 601. Continue 1/2 mile past Kline's Folly Campground.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 34 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Turn north onto the Colorado River Road for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600 for 28 miles. Turn left onto FDR 601. Continue 1/2 mile past Kline's Folly Campground.

Directions from Vail: Travel 43 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Turn north onto the Colorado River Road for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600 for 28 miles. Turn left onto FDR 601. Continue 1/2 mile past Kline's Folly Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: July through September (NOTE: Seasons vary depending on weather conditions and opening of Coffee Pot Road.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Includes vault toilet/title>



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for the season Updated: 2002-01-16 09:46:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Supply Basin Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Nearby Heart Lake and Deep Lake
No
ICON Four-Wheel Driving FDR 618, 632, 641, 642, 643, 644 and 645 are all popular.
No



Nearby Services

Gas Station: Regional Chain (Private - Profit) Directions: 43 miles in Gypsum

Groceries: Regional Chain (Private - Profit) Directions: 43 miles in Gypsum

Hotel/Motel: National Chain (Private - Profit) Directions: 50 miles in Eagle

Nearest Hospital: Local (Private - Profit) Directions: 48 miles in Glenwood Springs

Information Station: Co-op of Town, USFS, BLM, DOW, and Historical Soci (Other Local) Directions: 50 miles in Eagle

Laundry: Local (Private - Profit) Directions: 50 miles in Eagle

Nearest Pay Phone: Regional Chain (Private - Profit) Directions: 43 miles in Gypsum

Restaurants: Local, Regional, and National Chains (Private - Profit) Directions: 43 miles in Gypsum, 48 miles in Glenwood, 50 miles in Eagle

Showers: Motel, Church (during Hunting Season), Swimming Po (Private - Profit) Directions: 50 miles in Eagle



Related Activities
Coffee Pot Road - The Coffee Pot Road, a gravel road which climbs over 4000 feet from the Colorado River, up onto the Flat Tops to Deep Lake, is a main access point for the south end of the Flat Tops.

Deep Lake - Deep Lake is a natural 37 acre lake at an elevation of 10,462 feet. Nonmotorized boats and boats with electric motors are permitted on this cold water lake.

Deep Creek General Forest Area - The Deep Creek General Forest Area is located northwest of Eagle on the southern end of the Flat Tops Wilderness. The area is accessed mainly by the Coffee Pot Road.

Deep Lake/Heart Lake Loop Four-Wheel Drive Road - This series of four wheel drive roads travel through the Deep Lake and Heart Lake areas on the Flat Tops, northwest of Dotsero.

Heart Lake - 480 acre Heart Lake sits on the Flat Tops, northwest of Eagle, at an elevation of 10,708 feet.

The Flat Tops Area - The area discussed here consists of the south end of the Flat Tops, accessed by the Coffee Pot Road, which provides a vast area for multiple outdoor recreation activities.

Upper Short Creek Trail - This trail is located in the Deep Lake area of the Flat Tops.

Wagonwheel Trail - This Flat Tops trail travels down Wagonwheel Creek ending at Budges Resort, on the South Fork of the White River.



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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