GORE CREEK CAMPGROUND, CO

Gore Creek Campground is situated six miles east of Vail, Colorado, at an elevation of 8,700 feet and centrally located for recreation and relaxation in the White River National Forest.In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest is a place...
Status: Open through Sat Sep 20 2014   Season Dates

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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 onCLM's website.
  • Several campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Black bears are prevalent in the area and all food or other attractants must be properly stored (per the White River National Forest regulation)
  • 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 per day 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 one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Click here for more information about White River National Forest
  • 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 Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, (970) 328-6388 or (970) 827-5715.
    • 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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    GORE CREEK CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 35
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    GORE CREEK CAMPGROUND TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 10 0
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Gore Creek Campground is situated six miles east of Vail, Colorado, at an elevation of 8,700 feet and centrally located for recreation and relaxation in the White River National Forest.

    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 10 peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation.

    Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Black bear and mule deer are common. 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:

    The Gore Creek campground is located along Gore Creek in a forested setting near the boundary of the Eagles Nest Wilderness. This is the closest campground to the town of Vail and there are several trailheads nearby into the Eagles Nest Wilderness; all wilderness regulations must be observed when traveling in the wilderness (foot and horse travel only). The campground is also located at the west end of the paved Vail Pass/Tenmile Canyon recreation trail open to foot traffic and bicycles.

    Facilities:

    The campground offers 16 back-in sites, eight walk-in tent sites; number 18 is a fully accessible tent site, four handicapped accessible bathrooms and bear-resistant food lockers. Parking spurs for campsites are up to 35 feet long. RVs longer than this would not fit in this campground.

    Nearby Attractions:

    The nearby town of Vail 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
    Fri Aug 01 2014 - Thu Jan 29 2015

    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 Thu May 15 2014 Sat Sep 20 2014
    Peak Fri Jun 19 2015 Sat Sep 19 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Amphitheater
    • Biking
    • Birding
    • Campfire Rings
    • Drinking Water
    • Hiking
    • Host
    • Mountain Biking
    • Parking Area
    • Pets Allowed
    • Trash Collection
    • Vault Toilets
    • Wildlife Viewing
    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 15 2014 -
    Sep 20 2014
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
    Peak Season
    Jun 19 2015 -
    Sep 19 2015
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00

    *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):
    39.6275, -106.2725
    39°37'39"N, 106°16'21"W

    Travel east on I-70 to Exit 180 for East Vail. Turn right and follow the south frontage road (Bighorn Road) east to the road closure gate at about 2 miles. The campground is on the left just before the gate.

    For more White River National Forest on the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District information visit www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver or call 970-827-5715.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    GORE CREEK CAMPGROUND
    CAMP HALE MEMORIAL
    WHITE RIVER  CO 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (970)927-0107