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Quick Facts

Heaton Bay Campground

Capacity: 360 People
Elevation: 9,100 Feet (2836.7 Meters)
Length of Stay: 8 Days
Number of Sites: 72
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: reservations accepted for Loops B and D
Reservation Status: Accepted



Heaton Bay Campground Reservations



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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
Heaton Bay Campground is on Dillon Reservoir. It is located between Dillon and Frisco off of the Dillon Dam Rd. Reservation sites are found on the B and D Loops. All other loops are First-come, First-serve. Campground and additional vehicle fees are charged.

Facilities and Services:

The campground has 72 camping sites. It has vault toilets, water, and garbage services.

Handicapped Accessibility:

Heaton Bay has one handicapped accessible site located at Loop B, Site 10. There is an handicapped accessible toilet adjacent to the campsite.

Directions from Silverthorne: Go 4 miles west on I-70 to Frisco, Exit 203. Turn left at the exit, cross the highway overpass, then turn left onto the Dillon Dam Road. Go northeast for 1 mile to the campground located on the right (east) side of the road.

Directions from Vail: Travel 27 miles east on I-70 to the second Frisco exit (#203). Turn right at the exit, then turn left onto the Dillon Dam Road. Go northeast for 1 mile to the campground located on the right (east) side of the road.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 36 miles east on I-70 to the second Frisco exit (#203). Turn right at the exit, then turn left onto the Dillon Dam Road. Go northeast for 1 mile to the campground located on the right (east) side of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Mid-October (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 Loops C & E are closed due to
Camping, Additional Vehicle Call for Current Fee



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


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Filed By: Smith Family (Denver, Co)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Our family was lucky enough to get this site because of a no-show reservation. This was our first camping trip as a family. Our trip was in July 2004. The campground was beautiful! We could see the lake through the trees from our site. (Loop B site #20) Nice, shaddy with lots of trees! Very clean facilities, super nice hosts!
Conditions: Weather was perfect, no rain at all! Not too many mosquitos either.
Water Availability: Would have liked the water to be closer to our site. We had to take several short walks to the front of camp lugging heavy water containers. Not a huge problem though.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: loop D #45 nice tree'd site, walking distance to the lake for fishing.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Site #49 loop D A very nice site



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Powered Boating Dillon Reservoir
Yes
ICON Camping Heaton Bay Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Dillon Reservoir
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking The Old Dillon Reservoir Trail is the closest. Mount Royal, Miners Creek, and Tenderfoot Mountain are nearby.
Yes
ICON Lodging
Yes
ICON Picnicking
Yes



Nearby Services

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

Nearest Hospital: non-local (Private - Profit) Directions: 33 miles west in Vail

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



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.

Eagles Nest Wilderness Area-Dillon side - The Eagles Nest Wilderness straddles the Gore Range, to the west of Silverthorne. The western portion of the wilderness area lies in the Holy Cross Ranger District and the eastern portion lies in the Dillon Ranger District.

Heaton Bay Picnic Ground - This picnic ground sits along Dillon Reservoir, just off the Dillon Dam Road, between Frisco and Dillon.

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.

Mount Royal Trail - The Mount Royal Trail starts on the edge of Frisco and leads up past the old town of Masontown to the summit of Mount Royal.

Old Dillon Reservoir Trail - This short trail is located between Frisco and Dillon, and close to Heaton Bay Campground.

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.

Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness - The Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness lies in the Williams Fork Mountains, north of Silverthorne.

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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