White Owl Campground

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Colorado

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 10

About: 9500-foot elevation. 5 campsites on White Owl Lake. Fishing for brook trout in the lake. Trails from the campground lead to nearby lakes.

NATURAL FEATURES White Owl Campground is located on 21 acre White Owl Lake at 10,680 feet in elevation. The surrounding landscape is small hills and typical subalpine meadows with sparse stands of spruce/fir forest.

FACILITIES White Owl Campground is the least developed of the campgrounds on the Eagle Ranger District. It has six sites. Three sites are to the right of the vault toilet and are in the open meadow. These sites are designated only with a fire ring, but they are good for vehicles and trailers under 30 feet long. The other three partially shaded sites accessible by a rough road are to the left. Two of those have picnic tables as well as fire rings. The vault toilet has an accessible ramp from the small day use parking lot for those Forest visitors with disabilities. There is no trash disposal or drinking water. Broken Rib Spring 10.1 miles back down the Coffee Pot Road, Forest Road 600 is a good source of water, but it is not tested regularly by the Forest Service.

ATTRACTIONS: FISHING - White Owl Lake receives moderate fishing pressure for brook trout from the shore or small boats. The Colorado Division of Wildlife stocks brook trout. 4-WHEEL DRIVE ROADS - There are a number of 4-wheel drive roads for use by jeeps, ATVs and motorcycles around the Heart Lake and Deep Lake area. Forest Road 618, 632, 641, 642, 643, 644 and 645 are all popular, but please stay on the roads. The subalpine meadows are fragile and do not recover quickly from off-road use.

Fees: $6 (2011)

Usage: Light

Water: na

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Closest Town: Dotsero

Directions: Directions from Eagle: Travel 12 miles west of Eagle on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Follow signs for Sweetwater/Burns, turning north onto the Colorado River Road. Go 1.8 miles, turning left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600. Stay on this road for 27 miles, turning left at the sign for the campground.Directions from Vail: Travel 43 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Follow signs for Sweetwater/Burns, turning north onto the Colorado River Road. Go 1.8 miles, turning left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600. Stay on this road for 27 miles, turning left at the sign for the campground.Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 34 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Follow signs for Sweetwater/Burns, turning north onto the Colorado River Road. Go 1.8 miles, turning left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600. Stay on this road for 27 miles, turning left at the sign for the campground.
 

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