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Blodgett Campground

Capacity: 30 People
Elevation: 8,900 Feet (2774.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 10 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted


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General Description

Camping at Blodgett Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Camping at Blodgett Campground
INTRODUCTION
A small forested campground located at the mouth of Homestake Valley. Homestake Creek is within walking distance for fishing. Homestake Road accesses many terrific hiking trails, check locally for details.

FACILITIES

Campsites: 6

Water: Hand Pump

Tables: Available

Fire Grates: Available

Toilets: Vault Type

Electric Hookups: Not Available

Dump Station: Not Available

OTHER INFORMATION
Campground Host: Yes
Level of Use: Moderate
Trash Service: Available

Directions from Vail: Travel west on I-70 to exit 171, the Minturn exit. Turn right (south) from the off-ramp onto Highway 24. Follow Highway 24 south approximately 11.5 miles from I-70. Turn right onto Homestake Road #703. Follow this road 1 mile to the campground.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel east on I-70 to exit 171, the Minturn exit. Turn right (south) from the off-ramp onto Highway 24. Follow Highway 24 south approximately 11.5 miles from I-70. Turn right onto Homestake Road #703. Follow this road 1 mile to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day or September (NOTE: Seasons may vary depending on weather) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit- Call for Current Fee Price subject to change. Incl



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
opens 05/28/01. Closes 09/30/01 Updated: 2001-05-16 14:25:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Blodgett Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Homestake Creek and Homestake Reservoir.
No
ICON Hiking & Walking
No
ICON Big Game Hunting surrounding area
No
ICON Small Game Hunting surrounding area
No
ICON Mountain Biking
No
ICON Canoeing 12 miles southwest to Homestake Reservoir.
No



Nearby Services

Gas Station: National chain (Private - Profit) Directions: 11 miles north on Highway 24 in Minturn.

Nearest Hospital: local (Private - Profit) Directions: 17 miles northeast in Vail

Nearest Pay Phone: national (Private - Profit) Directions: 1 mile north on Forest Service Road 703.



Related Activities
Camp Hale Memorial Campground - The Camp Hale Memorial Campground is located in historic Camp Hale, south of Minturn, at an elevation of 9200 feet. The campground consists of 21 sites and reservations are accepted.

Holy Cross City Four-Wheel Drive Road - This very difficult road, near Homestake Creek south of Minturn, leads to the ghost town of Holy Cross City.

Homestake Road - The Homestake Road is an improved dirt road which runs up the scenic Homestake Creek Valley to Homestake Reservoir. It accesses numerous trails and three campgrounds.

Hornsilver Campground - This small campground sits at the mouth of the Homestake Valley, along Hwy. 24 south of Minturn, at an elevation of 8,800 feet.

No Name/Wurtz Ditch Four-Wheel Drive Road - The No Name Jeep Road is located south of Minturn. The road can link to Wurtz Ditch creating a loop back along Hwy. 24, however, snow fields remain late into the summer and the link is often not possible.

Upper Eagle River General Forest Area - The Upper Eagle River General Forest Area includes most of the area from Minturn, south to Tennessee Pass.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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