This lightly used campground is just a few miles outside of the town of South Fork in southern Colorado. It was remodeled in 2010, with new bathrooms and 18 sites among the Ponderosa pines. The campground is first-come, first-served and $17 per night for camping. Drinking water is available. The campsites are nicely spaced with ample shade. Good fishing can be found in Beaver Creek or a few miles up the road at Beaver Creek Reservoir. Hikers and mountain bikers have several trail options nearby, including Trail No. 842, the Tewksberry Trail, which is also open to dirt bikes and ATVs. This is a quiet corner of Colorado, without dramatic mountain scenery, but maybe that’s why it’s so quiet.
- Four of the campsites remain open free of charge after Labor Day. Note that there is no water, so this would be a good camping option for hunters or leaf-peepers. They remain open all winter.
- Turn left upon entering the campground for the more secluded sites. Some are located along the edge of deep gorge.
- Anglers can fish along Beaver Creek or up the road at Beaver Creek Reservoir, which has a boat ramp (no-wake motors only.)
Recommended season(s): Memorial Day – Labor Day.
—R. Scott Rappold