ASPEN (CO), CO

Aspen Campground is an excellent place for campers looking to relax, hike, fish and enjoy the sounds of nature. The campground sits near Jefferson Creek, a few miles downriver of Jefferson Lake. The lake is one of the highest elevation lakes around, capping 10,685 feet elevation and...
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Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • There is a $6 vehicle fee to enter Jefferson Lake Recreation Area
  • No RV hookups are available
  • For more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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ASPEN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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ASPEN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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ASPEN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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ASPEN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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ASPEN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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ASPEN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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ASPEN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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ASPEN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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ASPEN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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ASPEN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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ASPEN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Aspen Campground is an excellent place for campers looking to relax, hike, fish and enjoy the sounds of nature. The campground sits near Jefferson Creek, a few miles downriver of Jefferson Lake. The lake is one of the highest elevation lakes around, capping 10,685 feet elevation and bordered by steep 12,000 foot peaks.

Fishing in both the creek and lake offer promising catches of trout. Another noteworthy aspect of the campground is its access to the Colorado Trail.

Natural Features:

Aspen Campground, at 9,900 elevation, sits in a valley along Jefferson Creek at the base of Jefferson Hill. The single-loop campground is shaded by groves of aspen and mature spruce. Jefferson Lake, spanning about 182 acres, has deep, cold waters and freezes over in winter.

Recreation:

The campground offers nearby access to two trails. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are excellent on the epic Colorado Trail, a 471-mile trail that stretches across Colorado from Denver to Durango. Also nearby is the West Jefferson Loop Trail, a foot path that goes up to the Continental Divide and loop for 11 miles.

Rainbow, brown, mackinaw and brook trout can be found swimming in the creek and lake. No-wake boating is allowed in the lake and a boat ramp is easily accessible.

Facilities:

Amenities include picnic tables, vault toilets, drinking water from a hand pump and a campfire ring. Parking aprons are gravel and can fit up to two vehicles.

It is difficult to access Jefferson Lake Recreation Area during the winter months. The roads to this site are not maintained for snow throughout the winter.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit historic Fairplay, Colorado, a ghost town that was once a frontier boom town. The South Park City Museum contains 34 authentic buildings with 60,000 artifacts.

Booking Window

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Sep 21 2014 - Mon Mar 16 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Sun Sep 21 2014 - Mon Mar 16 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon May 19 2014 Wed Oct 01 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 19 2014 -
Oct 01 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.38
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.38

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.42528, -105.84083
39°25'31"N, 105°50'27"W

From Fairplay, take Highway 285 north to Jefferson, then turn left on County road 35. Travel approximately 2 miles and turn right on County Road 37. Travel approximately 2.5 miles to the Aspen Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ASPEN (CO)

JEFFERSON  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)836-2031
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