Homestake Reservoir Road

White River National Forest

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Minturn, CO 81645
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GPS: 39.4136, -106.4301

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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26 Forest River Shockwave T26FQ DX
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4X4 Duramax
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 39°27'32.9"N 106°22'46.7"W
“Nice Space, Bad Neighbors”

Reviewed Aug 07, 2018

Overall Rating

Stayed here July 20, 2018 to July 22, 2018. Pulled in at the first large turnout on the left side of FSR 703 (near the pond, coordinates in site number).

Site was fairly well-kept with only a few small pieces of trash, and a few other campers scattered around the turnout. We parked in the northeast corner of the turnout with our door facing out, which gave us a nice view of the peaks. Overall, the site was nice and the access to the reservoir wasn't too bad, though the road does suffer from some pretty severe washboarding. The only issue we had was with some fellow campers who didn't control their dogs, ran generators all night, and were in the middle of remodeling their RV. However, that happens everywhere, so it's hard to knock the location for the campers.

Very easy to get to, but the road is a little rough. Doable in just about any vehicle you'd like to take, and plenty of room for larger RVs.

Just 3 hours from Denver with Friday traffic through the mountains, about 30 minutes south of Vail/Eagle. If you're driving a diesel and coming off I70, fill up in Vail/Eagle because Minturn doesn't have any diesel services.

Overall pretty clean (at least when we arrived). Some bottle rings and small pieces of trash that I picked up as we were setting up camp. When we left, the neighbors were rebuilding their RV in the turnout, so hopefully they cleaned up after themselves.

Site Quality:
Site was pretty good, plenty of level spots of good length and could fit several campers into the turnout. More turnouts down the road that would hold even more. Plenty of space along the road; we never saw anyone turn down the road and then leave without finding a spot over the two days we were there.

Some road noise, but not bad. Other turnouts are farther off the road and have more trees to break the noise, so I can't complain about what we experienced.

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