Big Meadows Campground
Forest Service / BLM
Number of Sites: 54
This Campground is temporarily closed for Public Safety until at least Spring of 2012 for major renovations to it's water system, restrooms, and individual sites. Construction contractors will be working in the area all during the 2011 calendar year.
About: Near Big Meadows Reservoir. Big Meadows Reservoir is 600 acres and is a no-wake lake. The reservoir also has a handicapped-accessible fishing pier. Big Meadows is 1 1/2 miles west of U.S. Highway 160, 11.6 miles west of South Fork. The campground meanders up a mountainside above Big Meadows Reservoir in a series of loops. It is attractive and located among a heavy variety of conifers and Aspen trees. The boat ramp and Archuleta Trail are co-located across the reservoir from the campground.HIKING: Cascade Falls Trail (foot) - 0.25 miles, Archuleta Trail #839 (horse and foot) - 6 miles accesses the Weminuche WildernessFISHING : Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout" Fishing (for stocked fish), hunting, and boating at the reservoir.
Fees: $18/Night for single unit, $36/Night for double unit (2011)
Closest Town: South Fork
Directions: Directions from Del Norte, Colorado: Travel 27.5 miles west on U.S. Highway 160 to Forest Road # 410. Take FR # 410 west for 1.4 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rd. 410). Bear left onto Rd. 410 and go 0.4 miles into campground.Directions from South Fork, Colorado: Travel west on U.S. Highway 160 8.0 miles to Forest Road # 410. Take FR # 410 west for 1.4 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rd. 410). Bear left onto Rd. 410 and go 0.4 miles into campground.
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This is a great place.
This is a good place to comp with kids who like to hike and fish good for ATV's also.
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