FATHER DYER, CO

Father Dyer Campground is situated on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake in the shade of a lodgepole pine and subalpine fir forest. The family-friendly campground is a popular summer destination for boating, hiking and fishing. The campground is named after Father John Lewis Dyer...
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Thunderstorms are common; take extra precautions for lightning
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • 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 facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • A $5 nightly fee will be collected for extra vehicles (singles sites over 1 vehicle, double site over 2 vehicles)
  • No hookups are available
  • No horses allowed
  • Click here for more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests
  • 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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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Pull-Through
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Pull-Through
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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FATH STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 8 35 Back-In
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Father Dyer Campground is situated on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake in the shade of a lodgepole pine and subalpine fir forest. The family-friendly campground is a popular summer destination for boating, hiking and fishing.

The campground is named after Father John Lewis Dyer, one of the first Methodist ministers to tour Colorado's high country mining camps. For 20 years, beginning in 1862, he travelled the circuit encompassing Alma, Fairplay and Leadville, regularly skiing over the 13,186-foot Mosquito Pass on long, wooden skis.

Natural Features:

Campsites are nestled in the forest near the scenic lakeshore. The Mount Massive Wilderness Area, a 30,540 acre stretch of primitive land encompassing Colorado's second highest peak at 14,421 feet, is nearby. Much of the wilderness is above timberline with many alpine plant communities and permanent snowfields.

Recreation:

The 1.2-mile Turquoise Lake Nature Trail meanders along the shoreline is a gentle loop trail through the forest and down to the shoreline of Turquoise Lake. This trail connects to the 6.4-mile Turquoise Lake Trail that parallels the shoreline from Sugar Loaf Dam to May Queen Campground. Trail guides are available at the trailhead located about a mile south, at the entrance to Molly Brown Campground.

On the lake, boating, sailing, canoeing and fishing are favorite activities. Anglers fish for stocked cutthroat, rainbow, brown and lake trout. A boat ramp is located about two miles south of the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites, some of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Parking spurs are gravel or dirt.

Nearby Attractions:

Venture to Independence Pass for a scenic drive with breathtaking views of the Rockies and surrounding alpine tundra habitat. At 12,095 feet, it is one of the highest paved mountain passes in the country and marks where the Top of the Rockies National Scenic and Historic Byway crosses the Continental Divide.

Booking Window
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 4 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 Sun Sep 07 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Historic Sites
  • Sailing
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 07 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*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):
39.27356, -106.34869
39°16'25"N, 106°20'55"W

From Leadville, Colorado, drive west on County Road 4 and follow signs to the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FATHER DYER
LEADVILLE RANGER DISTRICT
LEADVILLE CO 80461

Phone Number:

Information: (719)486-0749