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Quick Facts

Prospector Campground

Capacity: 540 People
Elevation: 9,120 Feet (2842.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 8 Days
Number of Sites: 107
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: Reservations taken for the D and E Loops.
Reservation Status: Accepted



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General Description

Sunset over Lake Dillon from Sapphire Point Overlook
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Sunset over Lake Dillon from Sapphire Point Overlook
Prospector Campground is located between Keystone and Breckenridge, on Swan Mt. Rd. The campground sits near Dillon Reservoir at an elevation of 9,120 feet. Reservation sites are found on the D and E Loops, the other loops are first-come, first-serve. A handicapped accessible site is available. Campground and additional vehicle fees are charged.

Facilities and Services:

Prospector Campground, the largest on the Dillon Ranger District, has 107 camping sites. It has vault toilets, water, and garbage service.

Handicapped Accessibility:

Prospector Campground has one handicapped accessible campsite and toilet. The campsite is located in Loop C, site 39.

Directions from Silverthorne: Go 4 miles east on HWY 6. Turn right on Swan Mountain road and go 2 miles to Swan Mountain Recreation Area. A dirt road leads to the campground.

Directions from Vail: Travel 25 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Turn right and drive through Frisco to Hwy 9. Turn right on Hwy. 9 and travel about 4 miles to Swan Mountain Road, on the east side of Dillon Reservoir. Turn left on Swan Mountain Road and go about 3 miles to the Swan Mountain Recreation Area. A dirt road leads to the campground.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 35 miles east on I-70 to the first Frisco exit (#201). Turn right and drive through Frisco to Hwy 9. Turn right on Hwy. 9 and travel about 4 miles to Swan Mountain Road, on the east side of Dillon Reservoir. Turn left on Swan Mountain Road and go about 3 miles to the Swan Mountain Recreation Area. A dirt road leads to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Early September (NOTE: Weather may affect the opening or closing of the facilities. If a reduction in service occurs, a reduction in price may coincide.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Includes water (hydrant), tras
Camping, Additional Vehicle Call for Current Fee



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed - Tenative opening May 24, 2001 Updated: 2001-05-03 09:07:00.0


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Filed By: Jonathon Jones
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report:
Conditions: Lots of rocks along the trails, don't bike them.
Water Availability: Had to bring our own.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Powered Boating Dillon Reservoir
No
ICON Camping Prospector Campground
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Lodging Dillon
No
ICON Mountain Biking surrounding area
No
ICON Picnicking
Yes



Nearby Services

Gas Station: national (Private - Profit) Directions: Dillon

Nearest Hospital: non-local (Private - Profit) Directions: 49 miles west in Vail

Nearest Pay Phone: national (Private - Profit) Directions: Dillon



Related Activities
Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area - The Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area surrounds Dillon Reservoir, on the south side of Silverthorne and Dillon. The reservoir sits at an elevation of 9,015 feet.

Gold Hill Trail - The Gold Hill Trail starts just off Highway 9, between Frisco and Breckenridge. It leads up to The Peaks Trail.

Miners Creek Trail - Miners Creek trail stretches from Frisco, up along the top of the Tenmile Range, then down to Copper Mountain. It can be accessed at either end.

Peaks Trail - The Peaks Trail connects the towns of Frisco and Breckenridge, along the lower portions of the Tenmile Range. It is a popular mountain bike route.

Sapphire Point Overlook - The Sapphire Point Overlook provides panoramic views of Dillon Reservoir and the surrounding mountains.

Sapphire Point Picnic Ground - This picnic area is located on the east side of Dillon Reservoir at the Sapphire Point Overlook.

Tenderfoot Mountain Trail - This short trail is located on the northeast side of Dillon and provides panoramic views of Dillon Reservoir and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Tenmile Meadows Trail - The Tenmile Meadows Trail is located south of Frisco. The Peaks and Miners Creek Trails are followed to reach Tenmile Meadows, at the base of Tenmile Peak and Peak 3.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Summit County Chamber of Commerce, 011 S. Summit Blvd. , Frisco, CO, 80443, Phone: 800-530-3099, Fax: 970-668-1515

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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