Big Creek Lakes Campground

Routt National Forest

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County Road 6A
Walden, CO 80480
970-723-8204
307-745-2300

GPS: 40.935, -106.609

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 54
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 9012 ft
Max Length: 76 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

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1 review
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 14

SarahC would stay here again

“Gorgeous!”

Reviewed Aug 01, 2018

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!)

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1 review
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 4
“Great spot”

Reviewed Jul 14, 2016

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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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
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