Big Meadows

National Forest

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Mineral, CO
719-657-3321
719-852-5941

GPS: 37.54, -106.795

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 61
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 9331 ft
Max Length: 45 ft

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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Jen and Q
Livingston, TX
27 Airstream Flying Cloud Twin
2012 Ford F-250
152 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 45

Jen and Q would stay here again

Reviewed Jun 30, 2018

Overall Rating

This campground sits near the Big Meadows Reservoir which is a popular fishing lake that is stocked. The campground is comprised of 3 loops, lower level which is closest to the lake, middle loop and upper loop. The lower loop is pretty popular as it sits closest to the lake with great views of the water. The middle loop and upper loop are mostly back in sites with some pull-thru. Due to a cutting back of all the dead trees, some of the middle and upper loops have a partial view of the lake, others are more secluded and private. I personally like the upper loop the best but if I had kids or wanted to have easy access to fish would choose the lower loop.
Some of the sites are reservable but from my experience in June, one could always get a non-reservable site in at least the middle loop. Probably would want reservations in holiday times to guarantee a site. No showers and no water to fill RV tank although there is water to fill up containers only. Vault toilets were very clean and smelled fresh.

The road in is paved for a maybe 1/2 mile and then turns in to hard-packed dirt, easy driving. A short one-lane bridge but no issue for any camper or MH.

There is a 2 mile or so hiking loop around the lake that is easy and a good hiking option. Also behind site #20 is a hiking trail. There are other hiking trails nearby but may have downed trees.

I got Verizon service which at some times was fairly reliable like early in the morning and sometimes extremely slow.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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

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