COW CREEK SOUTH, CO

Cow Creek South Campground is located on the northeast shore of Green Mountain Reservoir in White River National Forest, offering an ideal setting for visitors seeking a multitude of recreational activities both on water and on land. In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million-acre...
Status: Closed through Wed May 21 2014   Season Dates

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  • All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless a reservation is posted on the numbered site post
  • No drinking water available at this campground
  • Off-road vehicles are allowed on established roads only
  • Site access is difficult when road is wet
  • A fee of $5 for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • Campers must display proof of camping fee payment on the numbered site post or be prepared to provide reservation confirmation.
  • Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment, and tires before using lake or trails
  • Click here for more information about White River National Forest
  • Extra Vehicles: Campers need to be advised that the $13 campsite fee allows two vehicles. Most sites can accommodate many vehicles. Vehicle #3 and any additional vehicles are assessed a $5 per vehicle, per night fee. Payment can be made at the self-service fee kiosk and the receipt should be displayed on the vehicle dashboard. The three "double sites" (#39, #42 #44) cost $26 per night and allow four vehicles in the fee. Same process for vehicles numbering more than four.
  • All day use of the area is free but day users cannot park in campsites. Please use the provided Day-Use parking area.
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.
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COW CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 40 Back-In
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COW CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 30 40 Back-In
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COW CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 25 Back-In
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COW CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 15 40 Back-In
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COW CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 15 40 Back-In
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COW CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 15 40 Back-In
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COW CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 40 Back-In
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COW CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 20 40 Back-In
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COW CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 15 40 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Cow Creek South Campground is located on the northeast shore of Green Mountain Reservoir in White River National Forest, offering an ideal setting for visitors seeking a multitude of recreational activities both on water and on land.

Natural Features:

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million-acre White River National Forest is a place of serenity and adventure, boasting eight wilderness areas, four defined seasons and ten peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation.

The White River National Forest was established in 1891 as the White River Plateau Timber Reserve; the second such reserve to be named in the United States. In 1905, the newly formed Forest Service was given authority of the reserve.

Long before this designation, the area was home to the Ute Indians who followed herds of elk and bison on their seasonal migrations.

Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Scenic rivers sustain populations of cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout. Alpine regions provide habitat for pika and ptarmigan.

Recreation:

Encompassing a landscape of rivers, mountains, trails and forest roads, the White River National Forest is one of the top recreation forests in the nation.

Located on the shores of Green Mountain reservoir, Cow Creek Campground is a popular spot for boating, canoeing, fishing, water skiing and windsurfing.

Anglers will find populations of rainbow and brown trout, as well as kokanee salmon when casting their lines out into the water.

Spring Creek is a popular off-roading area located at the northern end of the Gore Mountain Range. A network of roads open to off-road vehicle use meanders through lodgepole pine and spruce/fir forests. Viewpoints of surrounding mountains open up along these roads.

Facilities:

Cow Creek South Campground has 44 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers and RVs. Vault toilets are provided.

All motorized watercraft must be inspected for Aquatic Nuisance Species and must launch from a monitored launch ramp. The Heeney Marina below the Town of Heeney on the west shore is open during daylight hours throughout the season. Other ramps are available as reservoir water levels allow.

Nearby Attractions:

Take some time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area through interpretive programs and exhibits. In the summer visitors may want to traverse Trail Ridge Road from one side of the park to the other, reaching alpine vistas boasting elevations of more than 12,000 feet.

Booking Window
Wed Apr 30 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 7 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 Thu May 22 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Tubing
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Windsurfing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boat Slips
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cafe
  • General Store
  • Marina
  • Pay Telephone
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 22 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $13.00-$26.00

*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):
39.87944, -106.27722
39°52'46"N, 106°16'38"W

From Silverthorne, Colorado on Interstate 70 take exit 205 and go 22.4 miles north on Colorado Highway 9. The campground is near the mid-point of Green Mountain Reservoir. The entrance is on the left just before mile marker 124.

From Kremmling, Colorado, turn off Highway 40 onto Colorado Highway 9 South and go 15.1 miles. The campground is near the mid-point of Green Mountain Reservoir. The entrance is on the right, just beyond mile marker 124.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COW CREEK SOUTH
MILE MARKER 124 HWY 9 NORTH
HEENEY CO 80498

Phone Number:

Information: (970)262-3442
Additional Information