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Camping: Colorado > White River National Forest > Rifle Ranger District

Quick Facts

Three Forks

Elevation: 7,550 Feet (2353.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 7 Days
Number of Sites: 3
Reservation Status: First Come, First Served

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General Description

Three Forks is a small campground located 16 miles north of Rifle. This campground offers access to nearby trails and fishing. Three Forks Trail #2150 offers hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Rifle Creek offers stream fishing. Rock climbing is available at nearby Rifle Mountain Park.

Three Forks has three campsites. Facilities include picnic tables, fire grates and a vault toilet. Drinking water is available at Spruce Picnic Ground, 1 mile south of the campground. Trash service is provided. Trailers under 16 feet, and tents can be accommodated.

Directions from Rifle: Three Forks is located 16 miles north of Rifle. Go north out of Rifle on State Highway 13 for 1 mile. Turn right on Highway 325 for 11 miles to the Forest Boundary then continue 3 miles on Forest Road 832 to the Little Box turnoff and the Three Forks Campground sign.

Seasonal Information:
no services: Early May through Early November (NOTE: This campground is closed ) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Three Forks Loop Call for Current Fee No longer a campground. Three

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
campground is closed permanently Updated: 2005-04-13 13:44:00.0

Ranger TipThree Forks Campground is closed permanently

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Three Forks Campground
ICON Fishing East Rifle Creek offers stream fishing
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Little Box Canyon to the Flat Tops. Please refer to the travel regulations on the White River National Forest map.
ICON Hiking & Walking Three Forks Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Three Forks Trail. No horses permitted in the campground
ICON Big Game Hunting surrounding area, with required license
ICON Small Game Hunting surrounding area, with required license
ICON Mountain Biking Three Forks Trail
ICON Rock Climbing Rifle Mountain Park

Nearby Services

Gas Station: Regional brands (Private - Profit) Directions: 16 miles SW in Rifle.

Groceries: City Market (Private - Profit) Directions: 16 miles SW in Rifle.

Nearest Hospital: Clagett Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 16 miles SW in Rifle.

Nearest Pay Phone: US West (Private - Profit) Directions: 16 miles SW in Rifle.

Related Activities
Spruce Picnic Ground - Spruce Picnic Area is located 16 miles north of Rifle and just north of Rifle Mountain Park. It includes four individual picnic sites and one group site.

Three Forks Trail - The trail follows Three Forks Creek, with a number of crossings and beaver ponds along the way. The ridgetop offers an outstanding view of the East Rifle Creek drainage.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Rifle Chamber of Commerce, 200 Lions Park Cr , Rifle, CO, 81650, Phone: 800-842-2085


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