Molly Brown Campground

San Isabel National Forest

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Turquoise Lake Rd.
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-0749
719-553-1400
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 39.2644, -106.3523

Last Price Paid: $24
Number of Sites: 49
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 9944 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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RidingRoadsAndTrails
Evergreen, CO
Mercedes Sprinter
26 reviews
Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 34

RidingRoadsAndTrails would stay here again

“Quiet campground on Turquoise Lake”

Reviewed Jul 15, 2018

Overall Rating

We stayed at the Molly Brown Campground in late June. The campground is quiet and right on Turquoise Lake. Google maps led us to the campground without issue and there is good signage to the campground once you are close.

Since we live in the mountains of Colorado and don’t have any mosquitoes at home we were surprised to have mosquitoes at the campground. During the day the mosquitoes weren’t an issue, but in the morning and the evenings they did become a nuisance during our stay in late June.

We had planned on sharing Site 20 with friends. The site was large enough for two cars and their trailer and relatively flat. The recreation.gov site indicates two vehicles can be at a site with an additional fee of $5 per vehicle. However, the camp hosts interpret this to mean one camping unit and would not allow us to stay at the site with our friends, even though we were willing to pay any additional fees. Had we been allowed to share there would have only been four adults on the site. Luckily we had arrived midweek so the campground had a few open sites which we were able to grab.

We ended up in site 34 which worked well for our van, but this particular site had a fairly small parking area, so most campers pulling a trailer or larger campers would not fit in this site. There were also no flat spots for tents in this site. Most sites had space for large campers and also had flat spots for tents. The road through the campground is paved, but the parking for the sites is packed dirt. Most sites were reasonably flat.

The pit bathrooms were relatively new and clean. There is a water spigot near the trash bins at the top of the main loop.

The Verizon service was spotty throughout the campground. As long as we used our van's roof LTE antennae we were okay.

We have camped over 80 nights in the past year in state and federal campgrounds and have great appreciation for the services provided by camp hosts. Unfortunately we found the camp hosts at this campground to be hostile and very rude. It’s the first time we have ever had a negative experience with camp hosts and are still surprised by it. A look at the google reviews found this to be a pattern with the host at this campground. Unfortunately their hostility did put a negative mark on our otherwise pleasant stay.

Access
Location
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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


1 review
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 49

jessejlt would stay here again

“Clean and quiet with easy access ”

Reviewed Jun 22, 2018

Overall Rating

Paved access, close to the lake, quiet area, not too packed in.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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