North Clear Creek Campground

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North Clear Creek Campground

This is a very nice hosted campground among aspen and spruce trees with plenty of birds, including Pine Grosbeak, Fox Sparrow, Cassin’s Finch, and Gray Jay. Black Swifts, presumably from the colony at North Clear Creek Falls, have been seen flying overhead. The flowery meadows are a good place to look for nectaring butterflies. Bears are in the area, but you probably don’t want to see them too close to your campsite, so take care to store your food properly!

County: Hinsdale

Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest, Streamside Willows, Mountain Meadow

Directions: From the north, go south along CO 149 to the intersection with FR 510, on the left (23.5 miles south of Lake City). Go south 2.4 miles to the campground on the left. From the south, go north on CO 149 to FS 510 on the right (1.7 miles north of the Mineral/Hinsdale county line), and take a right. Go north 2.4 miles to the campground, on the right.

Delorme: 78 B1
Roads of Colorado: 132 B1

Dates of Access: Summer only
Hours: Any
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Camping fee

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations.

Parking: Gravel parking spaces
Lodging: Camping (no hookups)

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Not accessible.

Elevation: 9900

Latitude: 37.8373367
Longitude: -107.1415595


Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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