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Cataract Creek Campground

Capacity: 20 People
Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 4
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Cataract Creek Campground entrance
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Cataract Creek Campground entrance
Cataract Creek Campground is an undeveloped campground. It is located west of Green Mountain Reservoir, just off Forest Service road #1725. It sits near Cataract Lake, at an elevation of 8,600 feet. It has only 4 camping sites, with a total capacity of 20 people. No camping or campfires are allowed within 500 feet of lower Cataract Lake. The campground is first-come, first-serve. The campground is located within the Cataract Lake Fee Demo area where a fee will be charged to enter.

Facilities:

Cataract Creek Campground has vault toilets, but YOU MUST PACK OUT ALL TRASH.

Directions from Silverthorne: Go 14 miles north on Hwy. 9 to Forest Service Road 30. Travel approximately 4 miles northwest on Forest Service Road 30. Turn left on Forest Service Road 1725. Travel southwest for 2 miles to the campground.

Directions from Vail: Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. From Silverthorne, go 14 miles north on Hwy. 9 to Forest Service Road 30. Travel approximately 4 miles northwest on Forest Service Road 30. Turn left on Forest Service Road 1725. Travel southwest for 2 miles to the campground.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. From Silverthorne, go 14 miles north on Hwy. 9 to Forest Service Road 30. Travel approximately 4 miles northwest on Forest Service Road 30. Turn left on Forest Service Road 1725. Travel southwest for 2 miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late Spring through Early Fall (NOTE: Open when accessible) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Per Day Per Vehicle. Fee Demo



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: When I saw the picture here of this campground I wanted to come, so when I passed through the area I stopped in and was quite pleased. I stayed in a site under shaded trees, and it was nice and quiet. I was also pleased to find the Surprise Trailhead an easy walk up the road.
Conditions: Pleasant, partly-cloudy days in 70's and cool nights in 40's.
Water Availability: There wasn't any water available; I brought my own.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Sailing Green Mountain Reservoir
No
ICON Boat Launching Green Mountain Reservoir
No
ICON Camping Cataract Creek Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Green Mountain Reservoir
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking surrounding area
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding surrounding area
No
ICON Big Game Hunting surrounding area
No
ICON Small Game Hunting surrounding area
No
ICON Lodging 17 miles south in Silverthorne
No
ICON Picnicking
Yes



Nearby Services

Gas Station: national chains (Private - Profit) Directions: 17 miles southeast in Silverthorne

Nearest Hospital: non-local (Private - Profit) Directions: 50 miles southwest in Vail.

Nearest Pay Phone: national (Private - Profit) Directions: Green Mountain Reservoir.



Related Activities
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.

Green Mountain Marina - Green Mountain Marina is located north of Silverthorne on Green Mountain Reservoir, in the town of Heeney.

Green Mountain Reservoir Recreation Area - The Green Mountain Reservoir Recreation Area is located about 15 miles north of Silverthorne. The area offers many water based activities as well as camping and hiking.



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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