Big Creek Lakes Campground

Routt National Forest

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County Road 6A Walden, CO 80480 970-723-2700 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 40.9363, -106.6103

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Overview of Big Creek Lakes Campground

Number of Sites 54

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 8,989 ft / 2,739 m

Max Length 76 ft

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Kick54 asked on 12/19/2020

Does anyone know if winter camping is available at Big Creek Lakes Campground?

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Reviews of Big Creek Lakes Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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1 review

Reviewed 8/1/2018

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 14
Overall Rating

We camped here July 25th-29th, 2018 with our 5 children (4-13) in our pop up camper.
First thing to know is this is a remote area of CO at 9,000+ ft. elevation. It is also an area that has been affected by wildfire (2016). It is still absolutely gorgeous!
Worst part—> *You will have to travel down a gravel/dirt road for ~30 miles to get to the lake and campground. Sections of it are TERRIBLY washboarded. Plan for over an hour to navigate through.* You will be rewarded at the end!
There is zero cell service (we have Sprint and Verizon), no electric/water/sewer hook ups or bathhouses. There are pit toilets throughout the campground that appeared to be very well maintained and cleaned often. There are also numerous water spigots throughout with potable water.
The sites are all HUGE, almost all are pull through and many offer beautiful lake views with trails directly from your campsite to the water. We were in site 14. It did not have a water view, but was still amazing. All sites are gravel and appear to be fairly level. Most have pine trees, boulders and other natural landscaping that adds to the beauty of the campground. Very nice metal fire pits and sturdy, large picnic tables (though many are slightly bowed) were present at each site we saw. Bear proof dumpsters were easily accessible.
We had hundreds of chipmunks visit us each day to clean up the kids’ crumbs. We also saw antelope and deer on the drive in and several moose, elk and a coyote off the highway heading to RMNP.
There are two trailheads in the campground, lots of areas to fish, a boat dock and horse corral.
This was our very first run at dry camping. We were 10 hours from home with 5 kids! We may be crazy, but lots of memories were made and we are calling this trip a big success!
This campground was only $10/night and a true hidden gem in the Rockies. (Those roads though...ugh!)

Site Quality

SarahC would stay here again

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“Great spot”

Reviewed 7/14/2016

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 4
Overall Rating

Great campsite that had some nice spots on the west side of the campground. The east side was barren with a bunch of trees cut down from beetle kill. Those site were stark and open with no privacy.

Cell service almost nonexistent, but I do not have a booster. $10 a day for camping with no power or hook ups.

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  • dry camping
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets
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