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Quick Facts

Prairie Point Campground

Capacity: 220 People
Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2493.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 33
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Prairie Point Campground and Picnic Ground entrance
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Prairie Point Campground and Picnic Ground entrance
Prairie Point Campground is located north of Silverthorne, near the upper end of Green Mountain Reservoir along its west side. The campground is first-come, first-serve. A campground fee and an additional vehicle fee is charged.

Facilities:

Prairie Point has 33 camping sites with a total capacity of 165 people. It has vault toilets, water, and garbage service.

Handicapped Accessibility:

The campground has one handicapped accessible site, however, the toilet is NOT handicapped accessible.

Directions from Silverthorne: Go 14 miles north on HWY 9. Turn left onto FDR 30. Go 1.5 miles to the campground on the right (east) side of the road.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. From Silverthorne go 14 miles north on Hwy. 9. Turn left onto FDR 30. Go 1.5 miles to the campground on the right (east) side of the road.

Directions from Vail: Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. From Silverthorne go 14 miles north on Hwy. 9. Turn left onto FDR 30. Go 1.5 miles to the campground on the right (east) side of the road.

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
Open Updated: 2000-06-15 17:48:00.0


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Filed By: Patrick
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: No people at all. It rocked. We could pee whenever we wanted, wherever we wanted! River was low, no good fishing. Stars at night were amazing! Best camping trip I ever had!
Conditions: Perfect weather!
Water Availability: The pump spewed out brown sediment filled water. And the toilet smelled like satan's rotting butt.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Powered Boating Green Mountain Reservoir
No
ICON Sailing Green Mountain Reservoir
No
ICON Camping Prairie Point Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Green Mountain Reservoir and Blue River
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Area trails
No
ICON Hunting Local area
No
ICON Canoeing Green Mountain Reservoir
Yes
ICON Sail Boarding Green Mountain Reservoir
No



Nearby Services

Gas Station: national (Private - Profit) Directions: 15.5 miles south in Silverthorne

Nearest Hospital: non-local (Private - Profit) Directions: 48.5 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:

Vail Valley Partnership, 100 East Meadow Drive , Vail, CO, 81657, Phone: 800-525-3875, Fax: 970-476-6008, www.visitvailvalley.com

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