DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND, CO

Located approximately 22 miles east of Basalt, Colorado, in the White River National Forest, Dearhamer Campground sits adjacent to the Fryingpan River above Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 feet.In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million acre White River National...
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  • This facility is operated by White River Recreation, a division of California Land Management and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website.
  • Several campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Additional parking is remote
  • Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment, and tires before using lake or trails
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, there will be a $5 additional vehicle fee on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as 1 vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as 1 vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact Aspen & Sporis Ranger District at 970-925-3445 or 970-963-2266.
  • Click here for more information about White River National Forest
  • 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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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 52 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 69 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 49 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 36 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 40 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 45 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 38 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 30 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 42 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 47 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 42 Back-In
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DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 60 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Located approximately 22 miles east of Basalt, Colorado, in the White River National Forest, Dearhamer Campground sits adjacent to the Fryingpan River above Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 feet.

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 8 wilderness areas, 4 defined seasons, and 10 peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation.

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. These species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live.

Recreation:

Renowned for its fly fishing, Fryingpan River flows below Ruedi Dam. Here, large rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook trout are plentiful in an area nicknamed the "toilet bowl." The fish feed on Mysis shrimp, a small freshwater shrimp stocked in the lake.

The stretch of river from the dam down to the confluence of Fryingpan and the Roaring Fork River has been designated as Gold Medal Waters by the Colorado Wildlife Commission. Special regulations in this area include fishing only with artificial flies and lures, and releasing all trout except brown trout, with a limit of 2 fish over 14 inches.

For hikers and bikers, the Ruedi Trail, located north of the reservoir, climbs to the top of Red Table Mountain. The trailhead is located 200 feet north of the Jeep trail near the boat ramp and parking lot. This 8-mile trail gains over 3,000 feet in elevation, leading hikers to a spectacular panoramic view of the area.

Boating, swimming, and water skiing are all possible in the area.

Facilities:

Dearhamer Campground has 13 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. There is a maximum length of 35 feet for RVs.

The sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. Guests also have access to vault toilets and a drinking water hydrant, but electrical hook-ups are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby town of Aspen is a popular destination for visitors to the area. From downhill skiing and world-class fly fishing, to dining and resorts, there are a multitude of outdoor and indoor opportunities in this resort mountain town.

Booking Window
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Sat Oct 25 2014

Reservations must be made 3 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 Fri May 23 2014 Sat Sep 27 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Camping Supplies
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Lake Access
  • Water Skiing
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 23 2014 -
Sep 27 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$24.00

*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):
39.36088, -106.73869
39°21'39"N, 106°44'19"W

From Basalt, travel east on Frying Pan River Road for approximately 20 miles, just past Ruedi Reservoir to Dearhamer Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND
MOLLIE B WHITE RIVER, SOPRIS RANGER DISTRICT
CARBONDALE CO 81623

Phone Number:

Information: (970)927-0107