MOLLY BROWN, CO

Named after the "unsinkable" Molly Brown on the Titanic, Molly Brown Campground, on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake, sits in a shaded lodgepole pine forest. The campground is ideal for enjoying the popular recreation lake and offers access to boating, fishing, hiking...
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates

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  • 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
  • Limit 2 vehicles per site; a $5 fee is charged for additional vehicles
  • No firearms or fireworks 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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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 8 40 Back-In
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MOLL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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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

Named after the "unsinkable" Molly Brown on the Titanic, Molly Brown Campground, on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake, sits in a shaded lodgepole pine forest. The campground is ideal for enjoying the popular recreation lake and offers access to boating, fishing, hiking and water skiing.

The famous Molly Brown lived in the town of Leadville, just 5 miles east of the campground. She became wealthy from her husband's mining success and took on a life as a philanthropist, socialite and activist.

Natural Features:

Campsites are perched along the scenic waters of the lake. Nearby is the Mount Massive Wilderness area, a 30,540 acre stretch of forest land which encompasses Colorado¿s second highest peak, Mount Massive at 14,421 feet. Much of the wilderness is above timberline with many alpine plant communities and permanent snowfields.

Recreation:

The 1.2-mile Turquoise Lake Nature Trail 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 the dam to May Queen Campground. It is recommended that hikers pick up a trail guide prior to departure to learn about the flora and fauna along this trail.

On the lake, sailing, boating and canoeing are always enjoyed. Anglers seek out mostly mackinaw and rainbow trout.

Facilities:

The two-loop campground has private sites due to ample understory. Vault toilets are located throughout the campground and drinking water is available via a pressurized water system. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grates are at each campsite. Firewood is for sale at the host site.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Leadville, a historic gold and silver mining town, is a fun place to explore with the family.

Drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway to Independence Pass, one of the highest paved passes in Colorado. Continue over the pass to the town of Aspen, a well-known ski resort town.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Thu Oct 23 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
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
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
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00-$20.00
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):
39.26639, -106.34972
39°15'59"N, 106°20'59"W

From Leadville, Colorado, head west on County Road 4 and turn right on County Road 9. Follow signs to the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MOLLY BROWN
LEADVILLE RANGER DISTRICT
LEADVILLE CO 80461

Phone Number:

Information: (719)486-0749