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Quick Facts

Blue River Campground

Capacity: 120 People
Elevation: 8,500 Feet (2649.6 Meters)
Length of Stay: 10 Days
Number of Sites: 29
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Blue River Campground, riverfront campsite
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Blue River Campground, riverfront campsite
The Blue River Campground is located along the Blue River, 6 miles north of Silverthorne on Colorado Highway 9. The campground is first-come, first-serve. Campground and additional vehicle fees are charged when water is available.

Facilities:

The campground has 29 camping sites. It has vault toilets, water, and garbage services.

Directions from Silverthorne: Go north 6 miles on Colorado Highway 9. The campground is on the right side of the highway.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. From Silverthorne, go north 6 miles on Colorado Highway 9. The campground is on the right side of the highway.

Directions from Vail: Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. From Silverthorne, go north 6 miles on Colorado Highway 9. The campground is on the right side of the highway.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Early November (NOTE: Service schedule will be reduced after Labor Day. Garbage service will be available as long as there is a fee charged. If a reduction in services occurs, a reduction in fees may coincide.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed - Tenative opening May 24, 2001 Updated: 2001-05-03 09:08:00.0


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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This a is really nice campground...we were there August 28th 2000. Unfortunately is was closed do to bear problems. If your planning on going there you might want to call fisrt.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Site 12 is the best with privacy. Mosquitos are very bad at site 11. Can hear cars from all sites.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Other Watercraft
Yes
ICON RV Camping
Yes
ICON Tent Camping
Yes
ICON Camping Blue River Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing In the Blue River
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking The Rock Creek trailhead is located across highway 9, up Rock Creek Rd 3 miles, This trailhead provides access to the Eagles Nest Wilderness and the Gore Range Trail.
No



Related Activities
Acorn Creek Trail - The Acorn Creek Trail is located north of Silverthorne. It leads up Acorn Creek to the ridge top near Ute Peak.

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.

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



More Information

Visitor Information:

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

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